One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An active revolt or uprising.‘rebels are waging an armed insurgency to topple the monarchy’mass noun ‘efforts to counter terrorism and insurgency’
- ‘The troops are driving through the backstreets, making raids on suspected insurgency cells.’
- ‘There have been cases in which insurgencies have been defeated without either massive social destruction or a more-or-less permanent despotism.’
- ‘Understandably, the military is today resolved to apply overwhelming force to crush the insurgency.’
- ‘Despite several decades of low-level insurgency, neither group could achieve their demand for separation.’
- ‘You simply don't have enough troops to get the insurgency under control.’
- ‘This type of insurgency is not promoted by an outside government.’
- ‘Last time you were here, in April, you suggested that we might have been seeing the end of the insurgency.’
- ‘Apparently, our construction projects are also targets of the insurgency.’
- ‘He was sent with troops in 1599 to quell the continuing insurgency.’
- ‘I heard the general say that the destruction of the city had "broken the back of the insurgency."’
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