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insurgent
used in Running in the Family

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Definition
a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
  • 1971 was the year of the Insurgence.
    p. 99.9
  • When the government rounded up thousands of suspects during the Insurgency of 1971, the Vidyalankara campus of the University of Ceylon was turned into a prison camp.
    p. 84.6
  • He shows me a book he put together on the Insurgency.
    p. 85.0
  • At the back of the book are ten photographs of charcoal drawings done by an insurgent on the walls of one of the houses he hid in.
    p. 85.1
  • The average age of the insurgents was seventeen and thousands were killed by police and army.
    p. 85.2
  • The age of an insurgent ranged from fifteen to twenty.
    p. 100.1
  • My cousin Rhunie was staying at the Ambepussa resthouse with the Chitrasena dance troupe when fifty insurgents marched up the road in formation chanting "we are hungry we are hungry," ransacked the place for food, but did not touch any one there because they were all fans of the dance company.
    p. 100.3
  • The insurgents were remarkably well organized and general belief is that they would have taken over the country if one group hadn't mixed up the dates and attacked the police station in Wellawaya a day too soon.
    p. 100.4
  • My father had apparently donated several acres of Rock Hill towards a playground several years earlier and many of these insurgents had known him well.
    p. 100.9
  • While all this official business was going on around the front porch, the rest of the insurgents had put down their huge collection of weapons, collected from all over Kegalle, and persuaded my younger sister Susan to provide a bat and a tennis ball.
    p. 101.6

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