n. rebellion, revolt; a state of being insurgent
A coup followed by an Islamist insurgency uprooted many Malians last year, before French-led forces helped restore order in January.
President-elect Muhammadu Buhari hasn’t made it clear how his strategy will improve on that of Goodluck Jonathan, who he unseated partly on the pledge to wipe out the insurgency.
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At a single point the insurgents yielded; they abandoned a barricade begun in the Rue de Temple after having fired on a detachment of the National Guard, and fled through the Rue de la Corderie.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
The insurgents under the eye of Enjolras, for Marius no longer looked after anything, had made good use of the night.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
She tried to free herself from the speculation and disillusionment which had been twitching at her; sought to dismiss all the opinionation of an insurgent era.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
Fearing in his heart lest this might prove but too true, the captain a little desisted, but still commanded the insurgents instantly to return to their duty.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context