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 Meanings and Examples of REBEL
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 v.  revolt; resist or defy an authority; break with established customs
Classic Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
1  If minor errors were punished so sternly, what would be the fate of this arch rebel.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  He returns, in fine, to punish as a rebel every adherent of his brother Prince John.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
3  It was in this hall that Harold returned the magnanimous answer to the ambassador of his rebel brother.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
4  Nevertheless he too was a rebel: rebelling even against his class.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
5  Or perhaps rebel is too strong a word; far too strong.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
6  He gazed in stupefied astonishment on the small rebel for some seconds, and then clung for support to the copper.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
7  Now, don't you suppose, my inexperienced girl, that I cannot rebel, in high Promethean fashion, against the gods and fate as well as you.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
8  It is probable that the agitated citizen has within his circle at least one inarticulate rebel with aspirations as wayward as Carol's.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
9  She could rebel against the town's prying now that she had something, however indistinct, for which to rebel.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
10  I myself am a savage, owning no allegiance but to the King of the Cannibals; and ready at any moment to rebel against him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. Of Whales in Paint; in Teeth; in Wood; in She...
11  Don't go a-thinkin you can lick the hull rebel army at the start, because yeh can't.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
12  Of course they ain't never been under fire yet, and it ain't likely they'll lick the hull rebel army all-to-oncet the first time; but I think they'll fight better than some, if worse than others.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
13  As friends you are very happy, and your frequent quarrels soon blow over, but I fear you would both rebel if you were mated for life.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
14  Being an energetic individual, Mr. Laurence struck while the iron was hot, and before the blighted being recovered spirit enough to rebel, they were off.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
15  When that high spirit, that morning star of evil, fell from heaven, it was as a rebel that he fell.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
Example Sentence: (55 in 4 pages)
16  The revolution ended when the victorious rebel general succeeded in his attempt to usurp the throne.
17  The chopper crashed into a mountain ravine on Tuesday, apparently after being hit by rebel fire.
18  They decide to rebel at the unwelcome suggestion.
19  Its decision to work on stanching a multimillion dollar mineral trade – used by rebel groups to finance one of the world's longest running and most brutal conflicts – stands in contrast to how leading representatives of corporate America have responded to the tragedy.
20  The rebel leader spread a topographic map in front of a closed grocery store here as a Ukrainian military helicopter flew past a nearby hill.
21  As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.
22  In Chinese history peasants rebelled several times.
23  The government has threatened to take military action if the rebels do not withdraw from the area.
24  Senior government officials admit they have not been able to subdue the rebels.
25  Hardly anyone in the town escaped the slaughter when the rebels were defeated.
26  Instead of an outright coup attempt, the rebels want to chip away at her authority.
27  It is arguable whether the rebels will knuckle under.
28  The rebels were ill-equipped to cope with Western weapons and forces.
29  The rebels attempted a surprise raid on a military camp.
30  The rebels took over the capital and set up a new government.