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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishuprisingup‧ris‧ing /ˈʌpˌraɪzɪŋ/ ●○○ noun [countable]  PPGREBELLION/REVOLUTIONan attempt by a group of people to change the government, laws etc in an area or country syn rebellion a popular uprising (=by the ordinary people in a country) an armed uprisingsee thesaurus at revolution
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uprisingRecruits to the rebel cause were also thought to include students and survivors of the failed 1985 uprising led by Brig.The new law prompted a pro-democracy uprising in the south.a failed uprising against French colonial ruleA horrible series of futile uprisings against impossible odds and always ending in butchery and defeat for the rebels.The day he shook off their protection they instigated a guerrilla uprising backed by their own troops.The short-lived uprising fizzled out in the face of strong opposition from government forces.Conditions in Kursk town seemed propitious for an anti-Bolshevik armed peasant uprising in October.Peasant uprisings were the first signs of discontent among the people.The regime was overthrown by a popular uprising on Dec. 22,1989.The new leader put down the uprising by dispatching government troops to the area.The site suggests that considerable preparation was made for the uprising.The President took immediate steps to quell the uprising.At least 20 of the rebel junior officers who staged the uprising surrendered by late afternoon.armed uprisingThe immediate sequel was an armed uprising in several cities, headed by Moscow.