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
The day before, the news outlet's editorial board filled the newspaper's opinion pages with protests - representing a remarkable rebellion against the owners responsible for continual staff cuts at the paper over the past few years.
Eventually, a full Syrian rebellion was mounted against Assad's regime.
And red California is making itself known through a local government rebellion against the sanctuary state.
Their clothes, or guises, are infused with feral and aggressive animals, a symbolic rebellion against the historical domesticated depiction of women.
Kapler can try to get the best matchups in every inning or cycle through arms by the dozen, but the human beings those arms are attached to are prone to failure, injury or, if things continue to go south, rebellion.
And while Snider originally penned it as an anthem of rebellion against adult authority, the classic rock hit has actually seen its fair share of political action.
Trump’s rebellion is minor, and the Republican Party is in charge, shouting about wonderful tax cuts as voters prepare to give them the boot.
Brokers said sales were dampened by a slowdown in closings in new luxury buildings, as well as a rebellion by condo buyers against high asking prices.
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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
doggedness, hardheadedness, mulishness, obduracy, obdurateness, obstinacy, obstinateness, peevishness, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, perversity, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness, tenaciousness, tenacity;
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
: 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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