Examples of rebellion in a Sentence
The king's army suppressed the rebellion.
The unfair tax laws sparked a rebellion.
The peasants rose in rebellion.
She's the head of a rebellion against the leaders of the party.
Recent election losses have led to open rebellion among some party members, who are calling for a complete change of leadership.
Recent Examples of rebellion from the Web
Underscoring this perception is the fact that President Bashar Assad — however battered and bruised — has survived the conflict, sitting more comfortably now than at any time since the rebellion against his rule erupted in March 2011.
My first big rebellion against family tradition was to buy my very own real, previously alive Christmas tree.
Then, starting in 2008, came a taste rebellion against fruit-bomb reds and the financial crisis.
The chief of the Catalan police force, Josep Lluís Trapero, was called to Madrid this week to answer accusations of sedition, or fomenting a rebellion against the state, a crime that carries a maximum 15-year prison sentence.
From one point of view, Ms. Koike is a revolutionary figure who has achieved unprecedented power and visibility for a Japanese woman and has staged a successful rebellion against her old party and her old patron.
As pantyhose brought several foundation garments together, so has our rebellion against them united Southern women of all ages.
There is so much about this Third Reich-era novel that's fascinating, even setting aside its compelling central premise: a working-class couple in Berlin quietly start a postcard campaign that sparks a rebellion against the regime.
Of the three, one rebellion, in Bohemia, succeeded.
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Did You Know?
Plenty of teenagers rebel against their parents in all kinds of ways. But a rebellion usually involves a group. Armed rebellions are usually put down by a country's armed forces, or at least kept from expanding beyond a small area. The American War of Independence was first viewed by the British as a minor rebellion that would soon run its course, but this particular rebellion led to a full-fledged revolution--that is, the overthrow of a government. Rebellion, armed or otherwise, has often alerted those in power that those they control are very unhappy.
First Known Use of rebellion
Synonymsinsurgence, insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, outbreak, revolt, revolution, rising, uprising
Antonymscompliance, obedience, submission, subordinateness, subordination, tractability, tractableness
Related Wordscoup, coup d'état (or coup d'etat), overthrow; misprision, sedition, treachery, treason; sabotage, subversion
Near Antonymscounterinsurgency, counterrevolution
Synonym Discussion of rebellion
- open rebellion against the officers
- a political revolution that toppled the monarchy
- quickly put down the uprising
- a revolt by the Young Turks that surprised party leaders
- an insurrection of oppressed laborers
- a mutiny led by the ship's cook
REBELLION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rebellion for English Language Learners
: an effort by many people to change the government or leader of a country by the use of protest or violence
: open opposition toward a person or group in authority
: refusal to obey rules or accept normal standards of behavior, dress, etc.
REBELLION Defined for Kids
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