Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Surging; rising.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rising; swelling, as a flood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rising; swelling; surging.
  • n. In geology, a division of the Paleozoic system, according to the nomenclature suggested by H. D. Rogers, but not generally adopted.

Etymologies

From Latin surgens, present participle of surgo ("rise, get up") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When a parade of Linux companies went public last year, the market paid attention in part because Intel -- a major partner of Microsoft's -- revealed through its investments that it would support the in-surgent operating system.

    King Of The Vcs

  • I seen him acting surgent what betwinks the scimitar star and the ashen moon.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Et surgent septem anni famis post eos: et erit in oblivione omnis abundantia in terra Aegypti, et consumet fames terram.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • It is not easy, of course, given the surgent fluid and the slippery surface.

    Magicians of Gor

  • But then he gripped my hips so I could scarcely move, and pulled me tight to him, and was eager, surgent and eruptive within me!

    Dancer Of Gor

  • It is the wonderful, robust vividness of their artless yet supremely true utterance; it is the natural vigor of their surgent, unsophisticated human rhythm.

    Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads

  • Democracy has encountered obstacles, not merely imposed from without, but spontaneously surgent from within.

    Political Parties; a Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy

  • These shafts shall quell the surgent dark and burst

    The Masque of the Elements

  • Angelo cried, and they streamed forward under the hurry of stars and scud, till thumping guns and pattering musket-shots, the long big boom of surgent hosts, and the muffled voluming and crash of storm-bells, proclaimed that the insurrection was hot.

    Vittoria — Volume 6

  • A multitude of clashing sensations, and a throat-thickening hateful to her, compelled her to summon so as to force herself to feel a groundless anger, directed against none, against nothing, perfectly crazy, but her only resource for keeping down the great wave surgent at her eyes.

    One of Our Conquerors — Volume 1

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