Definition of 'uprising'
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Telling people they have to throw their lot in with the banks at this time would risk a popular uprising. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The roundabout was the hub of the demonstrations last year until troops crushed the uprising. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was cited as evidence of its claim that the uprising in the country was the work of foreign insurgents. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Arab uprisings put the region at a crossroads. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Therefore, you cannot say that this is a popular uprising. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In southern France it triggered a popular uprising. PHYLLOXERA: How Wine was Saved for the World (2004)The uprising was soon crushed by Soviet tanks. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is the first significant asset that a new regime has tried to recover after the Arab uprisings. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Over these past few weeks, there have been stirrings of popular uprising in support at what is to come. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The ruling means that no one has been found guilty for the deaths of more than 800 people during the uprising. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The country's secret police have such an iron grip that any hint of popular uprising recently has been quickly crushed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)An uprising by the people of Iraq was expected, but not the forms it took. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)The popular uprisings of the Arab Spring have transformed it. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The most dramatic example being the so-called Arab uprisings. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The protests followed popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His 1820 uprising restored constitutional government in Spain for three years. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)After the post-election uprising was crushed, the villagers realized they had been misled. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)That means explaining what was good about the Arab uprisings of 2011 and why some of them went awry. Times, Sunday Times (2015)To judge the Revolution by standards of conventional morality was to rob the people 's uprising of its natural legitimacy. The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006)Not a place you expect to find a people 's uprising, but just the right sort of classless grazing ground. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Prior to his election, a popular uprising against foreign gas producers led to an 80 per cent increase in gas royalties. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She said that she was not particularly concerned about launching the service just as the Arab spring uprising takes hold in neighbouring Syria. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Six months after he was toppled as President by a popular uprising, he rejected the charges of corruption and murder against him. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Libya's rebel academics, businessmen and youths began as protesters but were suddenly thrust into the vanguard of the uprising of a popular rebellion. Times, Sunday Times (2011)By removing the civil service, it can at least avoid a repeat of the 1988 uprising when government workers took to the streets alongside students. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'uprising'
British English: uprising NOUN
When there is an uprising, a group of people start fighting against the people who are in power in their country, because they want to bring about a political change.
...an uprising against the government.
Definition of uprising from the Collins English Dictionary
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