• WordNet 3.6
    • n insurgency an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Insurgency A state of insurrection; an uprising; an insurrection. "A moral insurgence in the minds of grave men against the Court of Rome."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n insurgency The state or condition of being insurgent; a state of insurrection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Insurgency a rising up or against: insurrection: rebellion—also Insur′gence
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. insurgens, -entisin, upon, surgĕre, to rise.


In literature:

The presence of the young insurgent prevented him from expressing his feelings.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Two officers of the insurgents were killed, and 30 insurgents killed or wounded.
"The Insurrection in Paris" by An Englishman: Davy
Berkeley had no mercy on the now submissive insurgents.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
MacKenzie's sentries had warned the insurgents of the loyalists' coming.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
Confronted with the deep insurgency of labor what do capitalists and their spokesmen do?
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
A rapid march to the north ended in the rout of the insurgents, and Edward turned on the instigators of the rising.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
This is the avowed attitude of the larger part of the "progressives," "radicals," and "insurgents" of the day.
"Socialism As It Is" by William English Walling
The insurgents hold Monastery Heights, and we must ride past them, through the Torda Gap.
"Manasseh" by Maurus Jokai
Warkworth was probably chosen as a resting-place for the insurgents, on account of its strength.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745." by Mrs. Thomson
Simply because the old scoundrel turns out to be hand in glove with the insurgents!
"The Cruise of the Thetis" by Harry Collingwood

In poetry:

Is it that in such insurgent
Fury tossed from tree to tree,
You would quench the fiercely urgent
Pangs of some old memory?
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part IV" by Madison Julius Cawein
But when (O, distant be the time!)
Majorities in passion draw
Insurgent swords to murder Law,
And all the land is red with crime;
"Invocation" by Ambrose Bierce
By night's immeasureable dome
She deems her hopes in surety held—
Lo! from insurgent deeps impelled
The fleeting systems lapse like foam.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
"Nest of Lutheran misbelievers!"
Cried Duke Alva as he gazed;
"Haunt of traitors and deceivers,
Stronghold of insurgent weavers,
Let it to the ground be razed!"
"The Emperor's Glove. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This shall the pleased eyes of our children see;
For this the stars of God long even as we;
Earth listens for his wings; the Fates
Expectant lean; Faith cross-propt waits,
And the tired waves of Thought's insurgent sea.
"Turner's Old Temeraire" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

The Insurgence Are Pissed Off and Think You Should Be Too.
"We saw two insurgents running through a courtyard," Harrison said in interviews.
Insurgents said they shelled the main city in.
Hundreds of US and Iraqi forces on Monday launched their biggest Baghdad raid in recent weeks, moving on foot through a central neighborhood and rounding up dozens of suspected insurgents, the military said.
Samuel Cook details his unit's efforts to implement an insurgent amnesty program in the Sharqat area of Iraq's.
George Packer, writer for the New Yorker and author, The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005) - on what American soldiers have learned about battling the insurgency in Iraq.
CAIRO, Egypt – Two French aid workers and three Afghans kidnapped by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan appeared in a video broadcast Saturday by the pan-Arab satellite channel Al-Arabiya.
Iraqi security forces have arrested members of an al-Qaida-linked insurgent cell responsible for deadly attacks and robberies in Baghdad, a police official said Sunday.
The insurgents who attacked the US embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, were killed, but their cell phones left a trail.
Yoho is the tea party insurgent and animal doctor who earlier this month pulled off perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2012 cycle.
Iraq insurgency in 'last throes ,' Cheney says.
The Air Force 's multi-billion-dollar drone fleets may have helped against the insurgents of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday that Turkey had made the decision because the Syrian regime, which is battling an insurgency, was "abusing" civilian flights by transporting military equipment.
Al Qaeda-backed Islamists and southern separatists, are staging one of three insurgencies threatening to pull the chaotic country apart.
BAGHDAD – Insurgents launched attacks against security forces and civilians in central and northern Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 21 people and wounding dozens, officials said.