re·​sur·​gence | \ri-ˈsər-jən(t)s \

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 as long as mosquitoes exist, even countries that eliminate malaria remain at risk for its resurgence. Emily Baumgaertner, New York Times, "In a Rare Success, Paraguay Conquers Malaria," 6 July 2018 That summer, Nicklaus captured both the U.S. Open and PGA Championship and credited Rodgers for his resurgence. Tod Leonard,, "Phil Rodgers dies; San Diegan enjoyed golf successes playing, teaching," 26 June 2018 The current media landscape has seen its own resurgence of that genre, but with the wrinkle that many of these who-can-you-trust stories have shifted from the big screen to television. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Condor' lands as '70s-style paranoid thrillers migrate to TV," 24 May 2018 While ancient warriors used the practice of shooting arrows from horseback for hunting and combat, its resurgence has become friendlier: Archers from different countries go through an intense training regimen to compete locally and internationally. National Geographic, "Archery on Horseback Becomes Popular Again—As a Sport," 22 May 2018 And the players at the center of their resurgence — righthander Aaron Nola, left fielder Rhys Hoskins, center fielder Odubel Herrera, and even leadoff-hitting second baseman Cesar Hernandez — were all procured during Amaro’s tenure. Scott Lauber,, "Ruben Amaro Jr. wishes he'd started Phillies' rebuild sooner," 10 May 2018 Rather than herald their resurgence in the region, Mr Street’s victory was followed by a Tory washout. The Economist, "Local elections may show a reconfiguration of British politics," 26 Apr. 2018 The heart of the city saw new highs in its ongoing resurgence with the Blink light and art festival that drew 1 million visitors Downtown in fall. Alexander Coolidge,, "Downtown population ebbs, but may be set to surge with condo influx," 26 Apr. 2018 Despite its resurgence among big-time designers, I still wasn’t sold on its appeal. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "What 9 Women Think of the New Fancy Scrunchies," 10 Apr. 2018

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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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