Easter Rising

  1. an armed insurrection in Dublin in 1916 against British rule in Ireland: the insurgents proclaimed the establishment of an independent Irish republic before surrendering, 16 of the leaders later being executed

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How to use Easter Rising in a sentence

  • And yet at his trial he was accused of travelling to Ireland in order to provoke the Easter Rising.

    The Best of Brit Lit | Peter Stothard | December 17, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The miracle of the Easter Rising was that it put an end to the rule of the thug and the bludgeonman.

    Ireland Since Parnell | Daniel Desmond Sheehan