- an insurrection or revolt.
- an act of rising up.
- an ascent or acclivity.
Origin of uprising
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[verb uhp-rahyz; noun uhp-rahyz]
- to rise up; get up, as from a lying or sitting posture.
- to rise into view: As we approached the city, the spires of tall buildings uprose as if to greet us.
- to rise in revolt.
- to come into existence or prominence: Many calamities uprose to plague the people during the war.
- to move upward; mount up; ascend.
- to come above the horizon.
- to slope upward: The land uprises from the river to the hills.
- to swell or grow, as a sound: A blare of trumpets uprose to salute the king.
- an act of rising up.
Origin of uprise
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Examples from the Web for uprising
He was one of few outspoken activists in Syria prior to the uprising that took a place in March of 2011.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
It is no wonder that headlines around the world are talking about a new, third intifada, or Palestinians uprising.Intifada 3.0: Growing Unrest and a Plot to Kill an Israeli Minister
November 21, 2014
And it seems like another Intifada, or Palestinian uprising, might be on the way.A New Intifada? Israel’s Arab Citizen Uprising Spreads
November 10, 2014
Many secular activists from the urban areas of Damascus or Aleppo withdrew long ago, sickened by what the uprising was becoming.Who Are These ‘Moderate’ Syrians Obama Wants to Pit Against ISIS?
September 15, 2014
It was shuttered during the uprising against Gaddafi and the staff was evacuated in the wake of the 2012 Benghazi attack.U.S. Diplomats and Marines Close Embassy and Flee Libya Fighting
July 27, 2014
In a moment all restraint was banished in the uprising of his great love.The Golden Woman
But, if he really desired to take part in this uprising, how was I to let him know?A Romance of the West Indies
There was a sudden stir, and an uprising of dark forms on all sides.Frank Merriwell Down South
Burt L. Standish
There were no grounds for any such fears, nor for any anticipations of an uprising.The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1
John Charles Dent
The uprising had been directed against the British troops alone.The River of Darkness
William Murray Graydon
- a revolt or rebellion
- archaic an ascent
- (tr) to rise up
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Word Origin and History for uprising
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