an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.
- in·sur·rec·tion·al, adjective
- in·sur·rec·tion·al·ly, adverb
- in·sur·rec·tion·ism, noun
- in·sur·rec·tion·ist, noun
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How to use insurrection in a sentence
The largely unmoderated, conservative-friendly website is back in the news following the insurrection at the US Capitol.Parler, the “free speech” social network, explained | Rebecca Heilweil | January 7, 2021 | Vox
What many people don’t realize is that there were substantial levels of violent partisanship in the North during that time, including insurrection plots by high-level Democrats.
You can read Fortune’s coverage of the insurrection in Washington here and here and of the Georgia Senate race here and here.
After Virginia Commonwealth’s 66-61 victory over George Mason at EagleBank Arena, the Rams’ seventh in a row, both coaches expressed sadness and anger about the insurrection on Capitol Hill.Chaos in D.C. sparked an important conversation before George Mason’s loss to rival VCU | Steven Goff | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Part of the deal that settled the insurrection against the veteran Democratic leaders after the 2018 election was a personal pledge from Pelosi not to serve more than two additional terms as speaker.Pelosi’s likely final term as speaker is set to begin with a scramble for votes | Mike DeBonis | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
As we hear in Mark 15:7, he was apparently an insurrectionist, an anti-Roman revolutionary, and had killed someone in a skirmish.The Barabbas Theory of Voting: Bible Story Shows Tough Choices for Midterms | Jay Parini | November 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The insurrectionist understanding of the Second Amendment fails to account for two other features of the Constitution.
Of course, she is just one of several insurrectionist women running in this election.
He was an incurable, habitual insurrectionist, who came to be called l'enfermé because so much of his life was spent in prison.Violence and the Labor Movement | Robert Hunter
This leaves no armed insurrectionist north of the Potomac or east of the Chesapeake.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Five | Abraham Lincoln
Revolutionist and enslaved insurrectionist gradually drifted together.The Greater Republic | Charles Morris
Clarkson, who seems to have been the meekest and most patient of men, was stigmatized as an insurrectionist.An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans | Lydia Maria Child
He knew what it meant to refuse to enter the insurrectionist service after having once been notified.Bamboo Tales | Ira L. Reeves
British Dictionary definitions for insurrection
the act or an instance of rebelling against a government in power or the civil authorities; insurgency
- insurrectional, adjective
- insurrectionary, noun, adjective
- insurrectionism, noun
- insurrectionist, noun, adjective
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