re·​sur·​gence | \ ri-ˈsər-jən(t)s How to pronounce resurgence (audio) \

Definition of resurgence

: a rising again into life, activity, or prominence a resurgence of interest

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Examples of resurgence in a Sentence

There has been some resurgence in economic activity recently. the downtown has experienced a resurgence since the commercial revitalization project was completed
Recent Examples on the Web The company had a resurgence during the pandemic as bored families turned toward Hasbro to entertain themselves. Rob Mclean, CNN, 12 Oct. 2021 The 1920s saw a resurgence of Pueblo-Spanish and Territorial styles in Santa Fe or what is known now as Pueblo Revival architecture. Spencer Elliott, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2021 Casino industry leaders and vendors riding a resurgence of gambling following coronavirus closures are gathering in person for an annual conference this week – amid strict mask and vaccination rules – after meeting virtually a year ago. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 8 Oct. 2021 Economists pin much of the blame on the Delta variant, which has driven a resurgence of Covid-19 cases in recent months and may be keeping some people from venturing back out for work. John Detrixhe, Quartz, 8 Oct. 2021 Look no further than the state’s experience last year, when a summertime resurgence of the coronavirus gave way to a prolonged decline in hospitalizations and cases through the early fall. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2021 These tiny black-and-white squares originated in factories in the 1990s and saw a resurgence during the pandemic, as more people took extra steps to keep their hands clean and touchless technologies gained ground at restaurants and retailers. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 In 2020, it was canceled in its traditional format for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic, and because of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, it's being run this year in the autumn rather than the spring., 27 Sep. 2021 Whereas cardiovascular disease declined in the post-war period, the U.S. is now experiencing a resurgence of chronic disease, with 6 in 10 Americans living with at least one chronic condition. Daniel R. George, STAT, 26 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of resurgence

1798, in the meaning defined above

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“Resurgence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of resurgence

: a growth or increase that occurs after a period without growth or increase

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