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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INSURGENT

They had fallen into the power of the leader of the insurgent workers!

But the next day every swell in Paris came out as an insurgent.

A couple of miles off an insurgent steamer was sighted, but it passed on.

Three months of warfare had wrought dissension in the insurgent camp.

Then what are they doing on that island, in company with the insurgent chiefs?

Maybe, sir, you will hear my name again, for henceforth I am an insurgent.

Here he made a rapid survey of the insurgent camp and position.

Insurgent expeditions were organized in Wurtemberg and Baden.

It was soon evident that the greater part of the Sikh population was insurgent.

It was caused by the insurgent peasants, horse and foot, approaching.

WORD ORIGIN

"one who rises in revolt," 1765, from Latin insurgentem (nominative insurgens), present participle of insurgere "rise up, rise against, revolt," from in- "against," or perhaps merely intensive, + surgere "to rise" (see surge). An obsolete verb insurge "to rise in opposition or insurrection" is attested from 1530s.

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