Definition of uprising
: an act or instance of rising up; especially : a usually localized act of popular violence in defiance usually of an established government
Examples of uprising in a Sentence
The government quickly put down the uprising.
the uprising was quickly and brutally suppressed
Recent Examples of uprising from the Web
The men were hanged in a military court following a peaceful uprising by 300,000 Ogonis against Shell’s widespread pollution in Ogoniland.
The Night Wolves played a role in the Ukrainian uprising, once had their flag flown in outer space by Russian cosmonauts and are under U.S. sanctions.
The uprising sparked hopes of more rights for minorities in a country where homosexuality is illegal, and people started coming out about their sexual orientation, talking about gay rights and women's rights, Hassino said.
After a more violent Palestinian uprising in 2000, Israel built the barrier, which channels all Palestinians entering Israel through heavily fortified crossings to keep out attackers.
The review also confirmed that there are no surveillance cameras inside the building where the February uprising occurred.
Two years after racial uprisings in Ferguson, Baltimore, and other cities helped cast a strobe light on the contemporary face of racial oppression in America, James offered the nation an eloquent reminder of how race continues to shape our lives.
The nation with Africa’s biggest crude reserves pumped as much as 1.6 million barrels a day before an uprising in 2011, and it was exempted from OPEC’s cuts due to internal strife.
And from a conservative perspective, popular libertarian uprisings should be preferable to the sort of statist populism so often celebrated on the left.
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: a usually violent effort by many people to change the government or leader of a country
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