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

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But on Monday, Michoacan Gov. Silvano Aureoles denied there was any resurgence of the vigilante movement, saying the confrontations had been magnified and were turf battles between drug gangs. Washington Post, "Mexican official denies vigilante movement has reignited," 5 Sep. 2019 There has been a resurgence of interest in the Havaianas flip-flop: coming in every color of the rainbow, the style is beloved by celebrities and Francophiles alike. Vogue, "The Must-Have Sandals of the Summer Were Surprisingly Affordable, Shop Them Now Before the Season Ends," 31 Aug. 2019 There's been a resurgence of interest in Princess Diana's personal style. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Hailey Bieber Dressed Like Princess Diana and We're Obsessed," 29 Aug. 2019 But over the past few months, there has been a resurgence of Boko Haram attacks, killing dozens of soldiers. The Economist, "Idriss Déby, Chad’s despot, is struggling to stay in power," 18 July 2019 There can be a resurgence of breakouts around menopause due to hormonal fluctuations in the body. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "5 Signs You're Dealing with Hormonal Acne—and How to Treat It," 2 July 2019 That is why there is a resurgence in nine-hole courses and rounds across the country. Peter Marteka,, "Glastonbury’s Minnechaug Golf Course celebrating its 70th birthday Sunday," 28 June 2019 The focus of the event, which also featured Under Secretary General Adama Dieng, special envoy for the prevention of genocide, was the resurgence of and spread of hate speech today. Pamela Falk, CBS News, "U.N. warns of global "groundswell" of hate speech," 18 June 2019 There has been a resurgence in the popularity of cast-iron pots and pans, and for good reason. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Clean a Cast-Iron Pan," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of resurgence

1798, in the meaning defined above

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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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