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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Recently, there has been a resurgence of severe cases of the disease in Appalachian mines, thought in part to be caused by thinner coal seams and more powerful equipment that kicks up more dust. Washington Post, "Feds: Kentucky coal mine supervisors cheated on dust samples," 11 July 2018 Ziegler appears the most likely to be dealt to a playoff contender, especially after his recent resurgence since a demotion from the closer’s role. Matthew Defranks,, "As trade deadline nears for Marlins, team won't 'do anything rash, nothing emotional,' Michael Hill says," 11 July 2018 There's a resurgence going on in the downtown Central Business District and its edge neighborhoods that's unlike anything Louisville has ever seen before. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Where you can live on a typical income around downtown Louisville," 9 July 2018 There has also been a resurgence of interest in the Equal Rights Amendment, with Illinois ratifying it last month. Tom Emswiler And Will Isenberg,, "Vote for Jeff Sessions? Why the public should elect the US attorney general," 10 June 2018 Dual displays are hot (again) Precog taps into what could be a resurgence of the two-screen design trend that briefly took hold with initiatives like Project Taichi, a dual-screen device Asus showed at Computex in 2012. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "The Asus Project Precog is a pioneering dual-display laptop, due in 2019," 5 June 2018 Federal officials said black lung has caused roughly 78,000 deaths since the late 1960s and there has been a resurgence of it in recent years, especially in eastern Kentucky. Fox News, "Jury awards $67M to ex-miners who used defective dust masks," 26 Apr. 2018 The inevitable consequence has been a resurgence of black-market blood-selling of the type officials had initially intended to stamp out. The Economist, "Clot-hoppersChina bungles changes to its blood-donation system," 22 Mar. 2018 But the Times’ reporting supremacy has been challenged of late, thanks to the resurgence of The Washington Post under its deep-pocketed owner, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Graham Vyse, New Republic, "The Left’s War Against The New York Times," 8 Feb. 2018

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1798, in the meaning defined above

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

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