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The insurrection spread throughout the country.
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  • The insurrection spread throughout the country.
  • The civil rights activists were charged with inciting insurrection—a capital offense in Georgia.
  • An insurrection took place, the object of which seems to have been to interrupt the course of law and get rid of debts and taxes.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  Grandfather’s Chair
  • Turns insurrection to religion.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry IV, Part 2

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  • Never had there been insurrection so sudden, so short, and so successful.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The White Company
  • He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us,
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • She kept a-raging right along, running her insurrection all by herself, and everybody else mighty meek and quiet; and at last Uncle Silas, looking kind of foolish, fishes up that spoon out of his pocket.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The names of a few of the friendlier tribes, a few cities under lockdown for insurrection—stuff like that.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The insurrection added to his confusion; and after the madonna statue in the Domain had been smashed he became very nervous.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • They fear we might mount an insurrection while they are dancing minuets and gorging on stuffed goose.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains

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  • If you have ever cherished any dreams of violent insurrection, you must abandon them.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Ironically, with his insurrection Valentine made the Accords possible.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • My insurrection prompted a great deal of yelling.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • "I would go," I said, answering Thalia, looking at Mama, taking satisfaction in playing the insurrectionist that Mama thought I was.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Neither in Moscow nor anywhere in Russia did anything resembling an insurrection ever occur when the enemy entered a town.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • My internal being was in a state of insurrection and turmoil; I felt that order would thence arise, but I had no power to produce it.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Then began his travels, his duels, his caprices; then the insurrection in Greece broke out, and he had served in the Grecian ranks.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Were the slaveholders at once to abandon this practice, I have not the slightest doubt it would lead to an immediate insurrection among the slaves.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • How all my brain was in tumult, and all my heart in insurrection!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The celebrated East India Company was all-powerful from 1756, when the English first gained a foothold on the spot where now stands the city of Madras, down to the time of the great Sepoy insurrection.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • The king’s method of suppressing insurrections.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • The incubation of insurrections gives the retort to the premeditation of coups d’etat.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Here too he touched upon real estate, circuses, pleasures, insurrections and antiques.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Every hope is a plan for insurrection.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • And when Galbatorix began his insurrection in earnest, with Morzan by his side, he was already stronger than most every other Rider.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • As conversation is a great part of human happiness, so it is a pleasant sight to behold a sweet tempered man, who is always fit for it; to see an air of humour and pleasantness sit ever upon his brow, and even something angelic in his very countenance: Whereas, if we observe a designing man, we shall find a mark of involuntary sadness break in upon his joy, and a certain insurrection in the soul, the natural concomitant of profligate principles.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • So I did not talk blood and insurrection to that man there who sat munching black bread with that abused and mistaught herd of human sheep, but took him aside and talked matter of another sort to him.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma or a hideous dream: The genius and the mortal instruments Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • The only great pleasure such a restriction suggested was the pleasure of breaking it, and Tom began to meditate an insurrectionary visit to the pond, about a field’s length beyond the garden.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The gardens were arranged to emulate those of Versailles, and amidst the terraces and groves there are some huge allegorical waterworks still, which spout and froth stupendously upon fete-days, and frighten one with their enormous aquatic insurrections.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • When, for instance, the health workers learned they’d be visiting the homes of mdr patients, they staged a small insurrection, demanding more pay.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Thus to cause France to lose Milan the first time it was enough for the Duke Lodovico(*) to raise insurrections on the borders; but to cause him to lose it a second time it was necessary to bring the whole world against him, and that his armies should be defeated and driven out of Italy; which followed from the causes above mentioned.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • We’ll straighten it out in no time, it was an act of illegal insurrection, their state government had no right to impose local taxes detrimental to national taxes, we’ll negotiate an equitable arrangement immediatelybut in the meantime, if you have been disturbed by any unpatriotic rumors about the California oil companies, I just wanted to tell you that Rearden Steel has been placed in the top category of essential need, with first claim upon any oil available anywhere in the nation,…
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The moment he violated that clause of the contract, his other mistresses would assume inferior status and become ripe for insurrection.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • This was insurrection in the ranks—the first attempt to limit the previously unlimited power of "Czar" Cannon! But Norris insisted that all he desired was a fair investigation, not one rigged by the administration.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Peking switched its patronage to the newest, most militant faction of the CPI(M)—the Naxalites—who had staged an armed insurrection in Naxalbari, a village in Bengal.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • I have heard some of my townsmen say, "I should like to have them order me out to help put down an insurrection of the slaves, or to march to Mexico—see if I would go"; and yet these very men have each, directly by their allegiance, and so indirectly, at least, by their money, furnished a substitute.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • The slaves in the South, aroused undoubtedly by vague rumors of the Haytian revolt, made three fierce attempts at insurrection,—in 1800 under Gabriel in Virginia, in 1822 under Vesey in Carolina, and in 1831 again in Virginia under the terrible Nat Turner.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • In Poland they support the party that insists on an agrarian revolution as the prime condition for national emancipation, that party which fomented the insurrection of Cracow in 1846.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • The Tories appear to have confused Grace with the Irish Question, although she is a Protestant; and to consider the murder of a single Tory gentleman — however worthy the gentleman, and however regrettable the murder — to be the same thing as the insurrection of an entire race.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • All she knew about him was that Jeremiah de Saint-Amour was a cripple on crutches whom she had never seen, that he had escaped the firing squad during one of many insurrections on one of many islands in the Antilles, that he had become a photographer of children out of necessity and had become the most successful one in the province, and that he had won a game of chess from someone she remembered as Torremolinos but in reality was named Capablanca.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • For it was close on the heel of the suppressed insurrections, an aftertime very critical to naval authority, demanding from every English sea-commander two qualities not readily interfusable—prudence and rigour.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • This state of things I have thought it necessary to premise for the information of the general reader, who might be apt to forget, that, although no great historical events, such as war or insurrection, mark the existence of the Anglo-Saxons as a separate people subsequent to the reign of William the Second; yet the great national distinctions betwixt them and their conquerors, the recollection of what they had formerly been, and to what they were now reduced, continued down to the…
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • For the heroic times of copious bleeding and blistering had not yet departed, still less the times of thorough-going theory, when disease in general was called by some bad name, and treated accordingly without shilly-shally—as if, for example, it were to be called insurrection, which must not be fired on with blank-cartridge, but have its blood drawn at once.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Ever since the school had been founded in 1842, after a slave insurrection, the Corps had marched on Fridays in Charleston, except on the Friday following that celebrated moment when cadets from the Institute had opened fire on the Star of the East, a Northern supply ship trying to deliver supplies to the beleaguered garrison at Fort Sumter.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • [*] For my own part, I had been for some time very seriously affected with the danger to which the Protestant religion was so visibly exposed under a Popish prince, and thought the apprehension of it alone sufficient to justify that insurrection; for no real security can ever be found against the persecuting spirit of Popery, when armed with power, except the depriving it of that power, as woeful experience presently showed.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It sent the most insurrectionary tune into the world that was ever composed.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • How goes sowing the seeds of insurrection among these tribesmen?
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • This is supposed to be a celebration, not an insurrection.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • To my left are the Allegiant, Marcus, and the insurrection plan.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
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