rebellion

Definitions

  • A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned about the time of Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676
    A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned about the time of Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rebellion organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    • n rebellion refusal to accept some authority or code or convention "each generation must have its own rebellion","his body was in rebellion against fatigue"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rebellion Open resistance to, or defiance of, lawful authority.
    • Rebellion The act of rebelling; open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes obedience, and resistance to its officers and laws, either by levying war, or by aiding others to do so; an organized uprising of subjects for the purpose of coercing or overthrowing their lawful ruler or government by force; revolt; insurrection. "No sooner is the standard of rebellion displayed than men of desperate principles resort to it."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rebellion War waged against a government by some part of its subjects; armed opposition to a government by a party of citizens, for the purpose of changing its composition, constitution, or laws; insurrectionary or revolutionary war.
    • n rebellion The act of rebelling or taking part in a rebellious movement; open or armed defiance to one's government; the action of a rebel.
    • n rebellion Hence Revolt against or defiance of authority in general; resistance to a higher power or to an obligatory mandate; open disobedience or insubordination; determination not to submit.
    • n rebellion Synonyms Sedition, Revolt. etc. See insurrection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rebellion act of rebelling: open opposition to lawful authority: revolt: the Great Rebellion in England from 1642 to 1660: the American civil war of 1861-65
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Quotations

  • Albert Camus
    Albert%20Camus
    “Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.”
  • George Orwell
    George%20Orwell
    “A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas%20Jefferson
    “A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.”
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara%20Ehrenreich
    “No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.”
  • Albert Camus
    Albert%20Camus
    “Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. rébellion, L. rebellio,. See Rebel (v. i.) Among the Romans rebellion was originally a revolt or open resistance to their government by nations that had been subdued in war. It was a renewed war
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rebelle—L. rebellis, insurgent—re-, again, bellum, war.

Usage

In literature:

TO CHECK A REBELLION.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
She was well educated, and one of the best Colored teachers in the district before the Rebellion.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
The rebellion was breaking away.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
It is chiefly this widespread mischief which constitutes the stupendous crime of the rebellion.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863" by Various
The course of bitter persecution sustained by Mr. Gourlay was really the first remote germ of the Upper Canadian Rebellion.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
Desperate rebellions followed; they were defeated and, in 1609, were finally exiled.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
IN WHICH ERNEST FINDS HIS FELLOW-STUDENTS IN OPEN REBELLION.
"Breaking Away" by Oliver Optic
By the spring of 1775 Massachusetts was practically in rebellion.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
From whom would General McClellan, if elected under his plan of conciliation, exact the penalties of rebellion?
"The Writings of James Russell Lowell in Prose and Poetry, Volume V" by James Russell Lowell
Ilocos Rebellion led by Diego de Silan.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
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In poetry:

Rebellion is my theme all day,
I only wish 'twould come
(As who knows but perhaps it may)
A little nearer home.
"The Modern Patriot" by William Cowper
Too oft, within this camp of Thine,
Rebellions murmurs rise;
Sin cannot bear to see Thee shine
So awful to her eyes.
"Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
Well--he stood to his duty firmly,
Rebellion's waves rolled high,
He dared to be true and simple
To battle a gilded lie
"Death Of President Lincoln" by Nora Pembroke
I am the Song of Rebellion ...
Yet in my song is hope and pity, and courage and faith.
I am the Song of Social Vision, of Rebirth, of Brotherhood;
Be this understood.
"The Song Of Rebellion" by Benjamin Musser
O then in a noble rebellion they rise;
They may die, but the Prince shall o'erlive them!
With a loving rough force to the boat he is thrust,
And he must be saved and forgive them!
"The Wreck Of The Admiral" by Francis Turner Palgrave
Following them with unrecalcitrant tread,
Quiet, towards their town of kind captivities,
Having slain rebellion, ever turned his head
Over his shoulder, seeking still with his poor eyes
"Bitterness" by Victoria Sackville-West

In news:

Rebellion of the CEOs.
Whiskey Rebellion Forestry Storm Cat.
People & Events Bacon's Rebellion 1675 - 1676.
Dredd Speed and the Robot Rebellion .
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Rebellion L'ordre et la morale Mathieu Kassovitz, 2011 France Format: Digital 136 minutes.
Listen to the interview the KLAQ morning show did with the band Boxer Rebellion when they were at the South by Southwest Music Festival.
Primal Rock Rebellion Post Clips of Entire New Album.
Primal Rock Rebellion Announce Release Date for Debut Album, 'Awoken Broken'.
Primal Rock Rebellion Release First Music Video, "No Place Like Home".
The Latte Rebellion doesn't start as a rebellion .
The rebellion has forced more than 260,000 people from their homes in the past three months.
Music City Mayhem champs, Roots of a Rebellion perform "Giving Tree" live in the studio.
Brandon Mull launches ' Rebellion ' at big party.
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