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The insurgents in Iraq are fighting against the new Iraqi government.
  a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
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  • The insurgents in Iraq are fighting against the new Iraqi government.
  • "Come on, Insurgent," he says with a wink." ... He opens the bag he was sitting with. It is full of blue clothes. He sorts through them, tossing garments to Christina and me. I get a bright blue T-shirt and a pair of blue jeans.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • We were there to keep some semblance of order—which basically meant killing insurgents who were trying to kill us or other civilians—
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • I don’t justify what the insurgents have done to the Iraqis.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II

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  • ...the insurgents would rend the Union even by war,
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address
  • We killed four insurgents and captured four more.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • I think of Kim chasing Taliban insurgents and ducking flying trees.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Upon the mention of St. Charles, someone asked if anyone from there had heard about Tim Jenkins, who was fighting in Afghanistan; they’d seen some mention of a kid from Illinois being shot to death by an Afghan insurgent posing as a police officer.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • It had been delayed by an ambush of native insurgents and had suffered significant damage and loss of supplies.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • 1971 was the year of the Insurgence.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family

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  • His uncle and cousins were Republicans in the War of Independence; they fought with Michael Collins and were there at the Four Courts building in Dublin in April of 1922, when the Brits stormed the building and killed the insurgents, and they were there when Collins was assassinated a few months later, near Cork.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • The resistance is pitched to Werner as supremely organized; they are dangerous, disciplined insurgents; they follow the words of ferocious, lethal leaders.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • "An insurgent who was previously a Muslim is now an apostate," they declared.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Sadly, the bridge is already under insurgent control due to questionable strategizing by my bereft cohort.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • From time to time, Mammy showed her the old, crumpled newspaper clippings in it, and pamphlets that Ahmad had managed to collect from insurgent groups and resistance organizations headquartered in Pakistan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • One of the insurgents.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • That was really where we were blooded for battle, combing those urban streets, flushing out insurgents wherever they hid.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Fearing in his heart lest this might prove but too true, the captain a little desisted, but still commanded the insurgents instantly to return to their duty.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Management’s lawyer would contest the proxies of the insurgents ("I challenge this!") and vice versa Lawyers who prevailed in the snake pit excelled at winging it.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Ironically, the greatest triumph for both, protagonists was the time they were forced to cooperate during the goblin insurgence.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Except for an occasional and unaccountable insurgent who chose a restive black, they married "up," lightening the family complexion and thinning out the family features.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • The insurgents, on their side, placed videttes at the corners of all open spaces, and audaciously sent their patrols outside the barricades.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And this again, that that insurgent horror was knit to him closer than a wife, closer than an eye; lay caged in his flesh, where he heard it mutter and felt it struggle to be born; and at every hour of weakness, and in the confidence of slumber, prevailed against him and deposed him out of life.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Arthur called off the hunt, judged accurately that the insurgents were demoralized, and allowed his men to sleep in comfort on their arms, with few but careful sentries.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Where was the drug that could still this legion of insurgent nerves?
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • For the party which, in its drive for unity, discipline and success, ever decides to exclude new ideas, independent conduct or insurgent members, is in danger.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Is there any kind of counter insurgency?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • VII She tried to free herself from the speculation and disillusionment which had been twitching at her; sought to dismiss all the opinionation of an insurgent era.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Even in our own days, when morals are better understood, an execution, a bruising match, a riot, or a meeting of radical reformers, collects, at considerable hazard to themselves, immense crowds of spectators, otherwise little interested, except to see how matters are to be conducted, or whether the heroes of the day are, in the heroic language of insurgent tailors, flints or dunghills.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • My knowledge of how Negroes react to their plight makes me declare that no man can possibly be individually guilty of treason, that an insurgent act is but a man’s desperate answer to those who twist his environment so that he cannot fully share the spirit of his native land.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • …only to a circulating library, she immediately pictured to herself a mob of three thousand men assembling in St. George’s Fields, the Bank attacked, the Tower threatened, the streets of London flowing with blood, a detachment of the Twelfth Light Dragoons (the hopes of the nation) called up from Northampton to quell the insurgents, and the gallant Captain Frederick Tilney, in the moment of charging at the head of his troop, knocked off his horse by a brickbat from an upper window.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • The Petersburg garrison has joined the insurgents!
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The insurgents had prevented the sitting of the state supreme court at Springfield.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • To keep the peace, citizens would oppose the insurgents.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • I anticipate we will have to call for martial law to protect against any insurgence or riots at week’s end.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Along the way, they began encountering the sort of fanatical insurgency that would characterize the war after Baghdad fell.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • ’His tale goes that when a Spanish patrol cutter captured him he was simply trying to run a few guns for the insurgents.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • While Jack was on leave taking care of Sophie, Hoagland told me how Jack had been abducted in Cyprus by a red insurgent faction in sixty-four.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • We’re not even sure he’s part of the insurgency.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • It was the struggle between the state and secret groups of insurgents, state-born, wild-eyed—the anarchists, terrorists, assassins and revolutionaries who tried to bring about apocalyptic change.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Not all were good; nearest to a favorable story in India was editorial in New India Times inquiring whether Authority was risking bread of masses in failing to come to terms with Lunar insurgents.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • In the next hour a few ministers and political leaders arrived, and telephone negotiations with the insurgents were begun in order to gauge the magnitude of the insurrection and to find a peaceful settlement.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Howe, who had served in America during the Seven Years’ War—or the French and Indian War, as it was known in America—was convinced the "insurgents" were few in number in comparison to those loyal to the Crown.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Regard to the public peace, if not to the rights of the Union, would engage the citizens to whom the contagion had not communicated itself to oppose the insurgents; and if the general government should be found in practice conducive to the prosperity and felicity of the people, it were irrational to believe that they would be disinclined to its support.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Chapter One — The One-Boy Insurgency.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • So, at last, to quiet my conscience, I framed this message to the knights: TO THE HONORABLE THE COMMANDER OF THE INSURGENT CHIVALRY OF ENGLAND: YOU fight in vain.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • The convoy I was in was hit, and I was taken by some insurgents.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • The Afghan Insurgent The best-known aid effort in Afghanistan and Pakistan is the school-building project of Greg Mortenson, a mountain climber who came down half dead from a failed attempt to climb the second-highest peak in the world, K2.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • If that’s true, in Iraq, the insurgents made it really easy.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
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