And Mitt, obviously rattled by the Gingrich “surge,” seemed like a delicate hothouse flower.
A lot of young Americans died in a surge that never had any real chance of success.
As Nathan Heller recently observed in Slate, birds are enjoying a surge in popularity.
By 2007, Hagel was giving speeches on the floor of the Senate opposing the counterinsurgency strategy and surge of troops in Iraq.
If the surge comes into being, he says, "we will almost certainly see a lot more of this sort of thing."
His veins seemed to surge with fresh power, as if there were nothing too tremendous for him to accomplish.
Blood began to surge faster in his veins; he felt a vast relief.
The crescendo grew, matching the surge of blood in Jacques' temples.
No zest for her great noble frame, her surge of flaxen hair.
The tumult increased as though the surge were coming nearer and nearer.
late 15c., "fountain, stream," probably from Middle French sourge-, stem of sourdre "to rise, swell," from Latin surgere "to rise," contraction of surrigere "to rise," from sub "up from below" + regere "to keep straight, guide" (see regal). Meaning "high, rolling swell of water" is from 1520s; figurative sense of "excited rising up" (as of feelings) is from 1510s.
1510s, from surge (n.). Related: Surged; surging.
Sorter, Updater, Report Generator, Etc. IBM 704, 1959. Sammet 1969, p.8.