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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True Lil Wayne fans will know that the rapper has been wearing Uggs for years, well before their trendy resurgence. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Lil Wayne’s Uggs Obsession Just Went Next-Level," 28 Dec. 2018 Iraqi security forces must also prevent a resurgence of the extremist group, which has been regrouping in northern Iraq while politicians wrangled in Baghdad. Isabel Coles, WSJ, "Iraq’s New Prime Minister Forms Government Five Months After Election," 25 Oct. 2018 Markle's wedding moment reinvigorated the classic trend and many have credited her for its resurgence since May. Her dress, a custom creation by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, gave a nod to 1950s film actress Audrey Hepburn. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Was This German Royal Inspired by Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress?," 24 Oct. 2018 Reporters like Alter attribute the surge in numbers to a spike in young voters — young people who were part of the March for Our Lives political resurgence. Emily Bloch, Teen Vogue, "Republicans Are Already Coming for Andrew Gillum, Who Could Be Florida's First Black Governor," 29 Aug. 2018 It was also meant to prevent the resurgence of nationalist militarism in Europe, and encourage political integration. David Rising, Fox News, "A look at NATO and what the alliance does, past and present," 13 July 2018 Here, the United States is reducing its troop presence and gambling that common interests with former adversaries will help prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State. Margaret Coker, New York Times, "U.S. Takes a Risk: Old Iraqi Enemies Are Now Allies," 11 May 2018 Even more important, continuing U.S. support in stabilizing northeast Syria is vital to prevent a resurgence of ISIS. Trudy Rubin,, "Trump tweet on missile strike underscores the incoherence of his Syria policy | Trudy Rubin," 11 Apr. 2018 Even so, there are still hundreds of thousands of Ranch-style homes, which in recent years have seen a bit of a resurgence in popularity—if only for renovations’ sake. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Here’s Why Ranch-Style Houses Are Called Ranches," 20 Dec. 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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