uprising

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up·ris·ing

 (ŭp′rī′zĭng)
n.
1. A popular revolt against a government or its policies; a rebellion.
2. The act or an instance of rising or rising up.

uprising

(ˈʌpˌraɪzɪŋ; ʌpˈraɪzɪŋ)
n
1. a revolt or rebellion
2. archaic an ascent

up•ris•ing

(ˈʌpˌraɪ zɪŋ, ʌpˈraɪ zɪŋ)

n.
1. an insurrection or revolt.
2. an act of rising up.
3. an ascent or acclivity.
[1200–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uprising - organized opposition to authorityuprising - organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
conflict, struggle, battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
insurgence, insurgency - an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
intifada, intifadah - an uprising by Palestinian Arabs (in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) against Israel in the late 1980s and again in 2000; "the first intifada ended when Israel granted limited autonomy to the Palestine National Authority in 1993"
mutiny - open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers)

uprising

noun rebellion, rising, revolution, outbreak, revolt, disturbance, upheaval, mutiny, insurrection, putsch, insurgence a popular uprising against the authoritarian government

uprising

noun
Organized opposition intended to change or overthrow existing authority:
Translations
تَمَرُّد، عِصْيان، إنْتِفاضَه
povstání
opstand
uppreisn
sacelšanās
vstaja

uprising

[ˈʌpraɪzɪŋ] Nalzamiento m, sublevación f

uprising

[ˈʌpraɪzɪŋ] nsoulèvement m, insurrection fup-river upriver [ˌʌpˈrɪvər] adven amont
up-river of sth, up-river from sth → en amont de qch

uprising

nAufstand m, → Erhebung f

uprising

[ˈʌpˌraɪzɪŋ] nrivolta, insurrezione f

uprising

(ˈapraiziŋ) noun
a rebellion or revolt. The Hungarian uprising was quickly suppressed.
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233), and the subsequent years when in Continental Europe despotic government reasserted itself and sternly suppressed liberal hopes and uprisings, while in England liberalism and democracy steadily and doggedly gathered force until by the Reform Bill of 1832 political power was largely transferred from the former small governing oligarchy to the middle class.
So she took to dogging their footsteps wherever they went, attended their uprisings and their lyings down, engaged them, if she could, in intelligent conversation, went with them into the garden to study their ways when they were sleighing, drawn by a big dog, and generally made their lives a burden to them.
There was nothing to look at besides but a bare coast, the mud dy edge of the brown plain with the sinuosities of the river you had left, traced in dull green, and the Great Pagoda uprising lonely and massive with shining curves and pinnacles like the gorgeous and stony efflorescence of tropical rocks.
When they snored off to sleep, he was the only white man left, and he kept a perilous watch till dawn, in fear of an attack from shore and an uprising of the crew.
A rustling sound of uprising greeted our entrance; without looking to the right or left, I walked straight up the lane between two sets of benches and desks, and took possession of the empty chair and isolated desk raised on an estrade, of one step high, so as to command one division; the other division being under the surveillance of a maitresse similarly elevated.
The uprising tiers of seats filled early, upon this summer morning, and the merry chatter of the people went abroad like the hum of bees in a hive.
The bright hearth and the warmth and the voices of home, the secure uprising and lying down, the familiar fields, the familiar people, the Sundays and holidays with their simple joys of dress and feasting--all the sweets of her young life rushed before her now, and she seemed to be stretching her arms towards them across a great gulf.
Monsieur de Valois, one of the movers in the last uprising (during which the Marquis de Montauran, betrayed by his mistress, perished in spite of the devotion of Marche-a-Terre, now tranquilly raising cattle for the market near Mayenne),--Monsieur de Valois had, during the last six months, given the key to several choice stratagems practised upon an old republican named Hulot, the commander of a demi-brigade stationed at Alencon from 1798 to 1800, who had left many memories in the place.
Often, in mild, pleasant weather, for twelve, fifteen, eighteen, and twenty hours on the stretch, they were engaged in the boats, steadily pulling, or sailing, or paddling after the whales, or for an interlude of sixty or seventy minutes calmly awaiting their uprising; though with but small success for their pains.
What reason was there for assuming any probability of an uprising in the city?
In the city of Ch`ang-an, with its triple rows of glittering walls with their tall towers uprising at intervals, its seven royal palaces all girdled with gardens, its wonderful Yen tower nine stories high, encased in marble, the drum towers and bell towers, the canals and lakes with their floating theatres, dwelt Ming Huang and T`ai Chen.
The uprising movement has been interrupted by at least eight long periods of rest, during which the sea ate, deeply back into the land, forming at successive levels the long lines of cliffs, or escarpments, which separate the different plains as they rise like steps one behind the other.