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Definition of "uprising" []

  • A sometimes limited popular revolt against a constituted government or its policies; a rebellion. (noun)
  • The act or an instance of rising or rising up. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "uprising" in a sentence
  • "Joe Cirincione (one of the best writers on proliferation issues) says the uprising is a "game changer" for how Iran may treat the nuclear weapons question in the years ahead."
  • "Now, the uprising is almost dead and if it fails, it would be Obama's Failure to use this situation to over throw the Iranian president."
  • "Our failure to achieve our stated objective in the uprising is abject."