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insurrection

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Definition organized opposition to authority
  • The civil rights activists were charged with inciting insurrection—a capital offense in Georgia.
  • The insurrection spread throughout the country.
  • insurrection = organized opposition to authority
  • 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
  • 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
  • insurrections = organized opposition to authority
  • 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
  • insurrection = organized opposition to authority
  • To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • It was the look of moral, of social, disapproval, as if he scented some kind of insurrection, of defiance of his accepted standards.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • Every hope is a plan for insurrection.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • They fear we might mount an insurrection while they are dancing minuets and gorging on stuffed goose.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • If you have ever cherished any dreams of violent insurrection, you must abandon them.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • To my left are the Allegiant, Marcus, and the insurrection plan.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • 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
  • Fries, it was his judgment, had led a riot, not an insurrection, and was therefore not guilty of treason.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Theirs was not a football team to be beaten but an insurrection to be put down.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • "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
  • 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
  • This was insurrection in the ranks—the first attempt to limit the previously unlimited power of "Czar" Cannon!
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • 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

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