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  • n. Plural form of rebel.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rebel..

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Examples

  • Then again, how do we tell freedom fighters (what we called rebels in Afghanistan, including bin Laden, when they were waging war against the Soviet Union) from terrorists (what we called the very same rebels in Afghanistan when they began to wage war against the United States)?

    Peace Meals

  • They will be only too pleased to be able to say that we, by our own confession, are merely restless and negative; that we are only what we call rebels and they call cranks.

    Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

  • General M'Clellan reports that the position of the rebels is a strong one.

    Foreign and Colonial News

  • Sudan President Omar al-Bashir accuses the south of arming what he calls rebels in Sudan.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • The word "rebels" doesn't really capture the breadth of the Libyan uprising.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • The inkling he gives of his future policy towards the "rebels" is hardly definite enough to satisfy anybody.

    The President's Message

  • The loss of the "rebels" is set down by the Northerners at 4000.

    The Civil War in America

  • "The possibility that the same communities who were brutalized in July and August by FDLR and Mai Mai elements are now also suffering" at the hands of the army "is unimaginable and unacceptable," she said, referring to the Rwandan-led rebels from the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda by their French initials.

    Congo Government Continuing Rapes: United Nations

  • He called the rebels "traitors" and denounced NATO as a "colonizer" for staging airstrikes in support of the uprising.

    Libyan Rebels Deny Talking to Gadhafi Aides

  • The rapes have been blamed on Rwandan Hutu rebels from the FDLR (Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda) and factions of the Mai Mai clan.

    Evelyn Leopold: UN Council Told to Act Against Rapists in Congo

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