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insurrection
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • The king’s method of suppressing insurrections.
  • But if they still continue obstinate, or offer to raise insurrections, he proceeds to the last remedy, by letting the island drop directly upon their heads, which makes a universal destruction both of houses and men.
  • …the consistence, the crudeness or maturity of digestion, form a judgment of their thoughts and designs; because men are never so serious, thoughtful, and intent, as when they are at stool, which he found by frequent experiment; for, in such conjunctures, when he used, merely as a trial, to consider which was the best way of murdering the king, his ordure would have a tincture of green; but quite different, when he thought only of raising an insurrection, or burning the metropolis.

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  • The insurrection spread throughout the country.
  • The civil rights activists were charged with inciting insurrection—a capital offense in Georgia.

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