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. It is the equivalent of the Clinton group of the New York Survey, a formation of great economical importance on account of the iron ores associated with it.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Rising; swelling, as a flood.
- From Latin surgens, present participle of surgo ("rise, get up") (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“I seen him acting surgent what betwinks the scimitar star and the ashen moon.”
“Et surgent septem anni famis post eos: et erit in oblivione omnis abundantia in terra Aegypti, et consumet fames terram.”
“It is not easy, of course, given the surgent fluid and the slippery surface.”
“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!”
“It is the wonderful, robust vividness of their artless yet supremely true utterance; it is the natural vigor of their surgent, unsophisticated human rhythm.”
“Democracy has encountered obstacles, not merely imposed from without, but spontaneously surgent from within.”
“These shafts shall quell the surgent dark and burst”
“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.”
“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.”
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