• One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered
    One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rebeller One who rebels; a rebel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rebeller One who rebels; a rebel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rebeller one who rebels: a rebel
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  • D. H. Lawrence
    “I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd.”
  • H.G. Wells
    “Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.”
  • Sir Thomas Browne
    “As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “A populace never rebels from passion for attack, but from impatience of suffering.”
  • Albert Camus
    “What is a rebel? A man who says no.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rebelle—L. rebellis, insurgent—re-, again, bellum, war.


In literature:

Baldwin VI died in 1070, leaving his widow Richilda with two young children; Robert, her brother-in-law, rebelled against her.
"Belgium" by Emile Cammaerts
She was under the same roof with a rebel in arms, and the thought sickened her.
"The Lady of Loyalty House" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Finally victory saluted the Union banners, and with great loss the rebel army sounded the retreat.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
The Rebels began the war by firing upon Fort Sumter.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
I am ill and discouraged, and have a weak longing for a little love from my dear rebel sister, a rebel no longer, but a victor.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
But when he died, leaving only a young man thirteen years of age to succeed him, several of them were disposed to rebel.
"Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series" by Jacob Abbott
But the rebels were beaten and all of them slain save the chief, who was reserved to be tried before you.
"The Bridge of the Gods" by Frederic Homer Balch
Commissioners from the rebels; Seward parleying with them through some Judge Campbell.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
Does Halleck-Burnside intend to wait until the rebels shall be thoroughly prepared to repel any attack that may be made upon them?
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
The message was caught by the rebels.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock

In poetry:

At length the Lord the Judge
His awful throne ascends,
And drives the rebels far
From favorites and friends:
Then shall the saints completely prove
The heights and depths of all his love.
"Hymn 148" by Isaac Watts
And I think he ought to be ashamed of himself;
For I consider he has acted the part of a silly elf,
By thinking to conquer the armies of the Lord
With his foolish and benighted rebel horde.
"The Battle of El-Teb" by William Topaz McGonagall
The bright, the dark, the twilight hour,
Awaked by Thee, alike are Thine:
In each Thy wisdom, love, and power,
In mingling, gathering beauty shine:
Shall I rebel
'Gainst Thee, who orderest all things well?
"God our Comforter" by John Bowring
Forgive me, Lord! forgive my reckless grief!
Forgive me that this rebel, selfish heart
Would almost make me jealous for my child,
Though thy own lap enthroned him. Lord, thou hast
So many such! I have — ah! had but one!
"A Mother's Wail" by Henry Timrod
And darkness was coming on and no time was to be lost,
And he must attack the rebels whatever be the cost;
Therefore he ordered his troopers to prepare to storm the fort,
And at the word of command towards it they did resort.
"The Hero of Kalapore" by William Topaz McGonagall
Diomede that rebell (quoth she) hath giuen me the gelpe,
When as I meant my tender sonne. Æneas for to helpe,
Else died he had, and nowe I see that Greeks not onely warre
With folke of Troy, but do in fight the Gods both hurte and scarre.
"Book V" by Arthur Hall

In news:

Rebels can't mess with Texas.
Rebels forward gets 30-day suspended sentence under plea agreement, will miss exhibition game and regular season opener.
Chechen Rebel Claims He Ordered Moscow Subway Attack.
Rebels vow to fight on.
Chechens who went to the polls Sunday elected a new Kremlin-backed President, Alu Alkhanov, who has been threatened by rebels and whose victory was condemned by watch groups.
The few girls who dare to rebel become targets in the eyes of Chechen authorities.
The Syrian dictatorship is hitting rebels there with attack jets and helicopter gunships.
Lumberjacks try to chop down Runnin' Rebels.
On Tuesday, the M23 rebels seized control of Goma, a key city in eastern Congo .
Congo rebels, army clash at Goma's edge.
M23 rebels stand at a small base in the hills of Kanyarucinya on the outskirts of Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo , on Nov 19, 2012.
He was an unreconstructed Rebel, best-selling author, St Louis attorney and quite a character, but Lee Meriwether also was a member of the family.
Lady Rebels regain form against USC.
Lady Rebels fall in NCAA Tourney.
No transition season needed by Lady Rebels.

In science:

The Giudecca island is composed of 8 islets separated by canals dredged in the 9th century when the area was divided among the rebelling nobles.
Sestieri of Venice
We would have called the facility a trial balloon for ALMA, but even our linguistically elastic minds rebelled at that bit of cognitive dissonance.
Astrophysics in 2006
Rebel for the MINOS collaboration, “Measurement of the Atmospheric Muon Charge Ratio at TeV Energies with MINOS, these proceedings.
The Maximum Detectable Momentum for cosmic ray muons in the MINOS far detector
Theorem 1.1 of gives a complete convergence theorem for the threshold voter model, the spin-flip system with rate function cTV given in Example 1 above, and a complete convergence result is established in for the one-dimensional “rebel lious voter model” for a sufficiently smal l parameter value.
A Complete Convergence Theorem for Voter Model Perturbations