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adjective as in rebellious

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In conspiring to drive up the price of stocks, the insurgents made aggressive use of call options — contracts that give them the right to buy the stock over a certain period of time at a higher price from a broker who may not actually own the stock.

He said police and prosecutors will be “engaged for years” investigating and trying insurgents.

There was a time once when I was flying into Baghdad during the Iraq War, when, just before we left Kuwait, we had reports that insurgents were going to try and take down our plane as it came in.

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Last Wednesday, many of us watched in horror and despair as insurgents stormed the US Capitol.

Lowe marched along with his father as the insurgents were rounded up, led through the streets and taken to be executed at Kilmainham Gaol.

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When one major operation, dubbed Arrowhead Ripper, concluded in mid-August, most insurgent activity in the area had ceased.

The U.S. hackers sent fake text messages to insurgent fighters and roadside bombers.

Eventually, Wurmser said, Sunni insurgent groups did gain access to the shells in 2005.

Furthermore, by removing them from their post, you create an opportunity for insurgent black magic to materialize a car bomb.

There are too many opportunities for friendly fire, for civilian casualties, for insurgent ambushes.

The insurgent troops were included in the above category, but their arms were restored to them on their leaving the city.

After the formal proclamation was issued the function terminated with a banquet given to 200 insurgent notabilities.

For several nights a certain insurgent lieutenant had tried to pass the Nebraska lines.

Groups of hundreds of non-combatants were hurrying off from the beleaguered insurgent capital.

The flower of the insurgent army was there, well armed and supplied with artillery and shrapnel shell.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to insurgent, such as: revolutionary, anarchical, contumacious, disobedient, factious, and insubordinate.

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