Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REBELS

What was the use of bothering about the rebels as long as they did not wish to fire upon one?

The rebels were compelled to make a stand to protect their baggage.

Yes, of course; mercy--and comfort--and every sort of unarmed aid--to rebels.

We may have enough of justice in our character as rebels to give us a surfeit of it.

Some little talk as to the rebels' numbers and dispositions might have saved you.'

But prythee tell me what expectation of success is there among the rebels themselves?

I'll be glad when we git inter a bettle with the rebels, Lem, won't you?

The rebels attacked a hen-roost in search of eggs, but were repulsed.

Discontent and insubordination now prevailed amongst the rebels.

The rebels never did anything to justify such a supposition.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French rebelle "stubborn, obstinate, rebellious" (12c.) and directly from Latin rebellis "insurgent, rebellious," from rebellare "to rebel, revolt," from re- "opposite, against," or perhaps "again" (see re-) + bellare "wage war," from bellum "war."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.