What does the word uprising mean?

Usage examples for uprising

  1. She often told us how highly French was valued in the capital, and we must believe that the language possesses an imperishable charm for Germans when we remember that this was the case so shortly after the glorious uprising against the terrible despotism of France. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. There they sat in the shadow of the uprising island, facing the restless water. – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  3. It is the occasional uprising of our sub- selves that causes us, at times, to feel that we are greater than we know. – The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit by Ralph Waldo Trine