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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The pigshed academy Mr Shan’s educational resurgence was nonetheless remarkable. The Economist, "How a victim of the Cultural Revolution mastered economics," 4 July 2019 Last week, the stock price of ridesharing mega-app Uber finally closed above the $45 IPO level set back in May, marking a healthy resurgence from the 17% drop posted shortly after the stock’s public debut. Variety, The Mercury News, "Uber co-founder pays all-time high price for $72.5 million Beverly Hills estate," 3 July 2019 This resurgence provides a window into the unofficial jersey market created in part because high school players cannot profit from their own likeness and maintain their amateur status. Sam Fortier,, "Zion Williamson’s high school jersey has become a hot seller," 1 July 2019 Contrary to popular belief, Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency, Libra, probably isn’t the only thing behind bitcoin’s recent resurgence. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "Tether, not Libra, may be the cryptocurrency behind bitcoin’s surge," 28 June 2019 Soon, Karl Kauffmann, their co-ace junior righty who embodied the program’s resurgence as part of the matured recruiting class of 2016, would allow a game-tying home run. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Inside Michigan baseball's crushing CWS loss, and why there's hope for future," 27 June 2019 The appearance of Norway in the World Cup quarterfinals signals a resurgence for the 1995 champions. Rob Harris, The Denver Post, "Investment pays off as Europe dominates FIFA Women’s World Cup," 26 June 2019 That said, a shift to first base seems to be Posey’s best avenue for an offensive resurgence. Henry Schulman,, "Giants mailbag: Buster Posey’s future, state of farm system, team expectations," 24 June 2019 Some black residents have felt left behind in the South Bend resurgence Buttigieg describes on the campaign trail. Mitch Smith,, "Pete Buttigieg returns to South Bend to face angry questions after police shooting," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of resurgence

1798, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of resurgence was in 1798

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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