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insurgent

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Definition a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment

More rarely, Insurgent is used as an adjective to indicate rebelliousness.
  • The insurgents in Iraq are fighting against the new Iraqi government.
insurgents = members of an irregular armed force that fight a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
  • 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
  • insurgents = members of an irregular armed force that fight a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
  • ...the insurgents would rend the Union even by war,
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
  • insurgents = rebels (people who are rebelling)
  • I don't justify what the insurgents have done to the Iraqis.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • insurgents = members of an irregular armed force that fight a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
  • "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
  • insurgent = a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
  • Hundreds of European Muslims have journeyed to join the insurgents in Iraq.
    David Frum's Diary on National Review Online  --  http://frum.nationalreview.com/print/ (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • The National Security Council defined a medium-term victory in Iraq as: "Iraq is in the lead defeating terrorists and insurgents and providing its own security, with a constitutional, elected government in place, providing an inspiring example to reformers in the region, and well on its way to achieving its economic potential."
  • Intelligence is key to successful counter insurgency operations and global counter-terrorism operations.
    Newt Gingrich  --  Status of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence  --  http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.23345/pub_detail.asp (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • Although the video came from a group that had been reliable in the past, the insurgent who sent it was new to me.
    David Frum's Diary on National Review Online  --  http://frum.nationalreview.com/print/ (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • Ironically, the greatest triumph for both, protagonists was the time they were forced to cooperate during the goblin insurgence.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Where was the drug that could still this legion of insurgent nerves?
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Is there any kind of counter insurgency?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I think of Kim chasing Taliban insurgents and ducking flying trees.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • '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
  • "An insurgent who was previously a Muslim is now an apostate," they declared.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • 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
  • 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
  • The insurgents had prevented the sitting of the state supreme court at Springfield.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • 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
  • Management's lawyer would contest the proxies of the insurgents ("I challenge this!
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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