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uprising
 n.  act of rising; steep place; insurrection; popular revolt
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  We do not inquire whether an uprising costs as much as a battle.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER I—THE SURFACE OF THE QUESTION
2  An uprising being given, we examine it by itself.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER I—THE SURFACE OF THE QUESTION
3  There is such a thing as an uprising, and there is such a thing as insurrection; these are two separate phases of wrath; one is in the wrong, the other is in the right.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
4  La Vendee is a grand, catholic uprising.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
5  Insurrection is a fit of rage on the part of truth; the pavements which the uprising disturbs give forth the spark of right.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
6  These pavements bequeath to the uprising only their mud.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
7  Hence it results that if insurrection in given cases may be, as Lafayette says, the most holy of duties, an uprising may be the most fatal of crimes.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
8  That which had really undertaken the direction of the uprising was a sort of strange impetuosity which was in the air.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV—THE EBULLITIONS OF FORMER DAYS
9  The uprising was at one end, the troops were at the other.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV—THE EBULLITIONS OF FORMER DAYS
10  Nothing is, generally, more singularly calm than the physiognomy of Paris during an uprising beyond the bounds of the rebellious quarters.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V—ORIGINALITY OF PARIS
11  Thus they are struggles of one against a hundred, which always end in crushing the barricade; unless the revolution, uprising suddenly, flings into the balance its flaming archangel's sword.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—DISORDER A PARTISAN OF ORDER
12  "When I was about your age I was in the Creek uprising, right after the Fort Mims massacre--yes," she said in a far-away voice, "just about your age for that was fifty-odd years ago."
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
13  But she was heartily bored, even as she had been the day when Grandma launched on her memories of the Creek uprising.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
14  The air was thick with rumors of wholesale hangings by the Yankees should the guilty parties be found and of a concerted uprising against the whites by the negroes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
15  "I'm terribly interested in this uprising that overthrew the Czar in Russia," suggested Carol.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
Example Sentence:
1  The king put down the uprising and killed all the slaves involved.
2  Because the insurgent forces had occupied the capital and had gained control of the railway lines, several of the war correspondents covering the uprising predicted a rebel victory.
3  Irish patriot who fought for the rights of Irish Catholics and was executed for his part in a bungled uprising against the British.
4  In 1976 the suppression of an uprising in Soweto, a black township on the outskirts of Johannesburg, ushered in sanctions and boycotts, crimping South Africa's economy.
5  When Mr Meshal sided with his Qatari financiers, who backed Syria's Islamist rebels after the uprising in 2011, Mr Assad and his men fumed at the treachery.
6  Following a determined resistance in the east, there was eventually a popular uprising in the capital.