from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To rise again; experience resurgence.
- intransitive v. To sweep or surge back again.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To surge again; to go through a period of renewed vigor or vitality.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rise again: in allusion to the motto resurgam, used on funeral hatchments.
- To surge back; swing back or rebound: said specifically of that portion of an oscillation in which the movement is away from the position of maximum displacement and toward equilibrium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. rise again
Meanwhile, in Afghanistan -- from where Al-Qa'eda plotted to attack us on 9/11 -- their hosts, the Taliban ( 'union of religious scholars') resurge from the mountains, to undo all of the progress we once made there.
When/if there's an economic upswing, will births resurge, and will the effect ripple upward across age brackets will women who would have liked a first, second or third child during the recession but refrained from childbearing in, say, the 35-39 age band go on to have that child in the 40-44 age band, or similarly will those who delayed at 30-34 pay it forward in the 35-39 band, and so on?
Yet, just as an aircraft carrier cannot turn on a dime, the economy cannot instantly resurge after years of mismanagement and inattention that destabilized its foundations.
Such a struggle is engrained in their history and will continue to resurge.
Should we abandon medical research currently seeking cures for cancer, aids, etc. and let polio, malaria, leprosy, typhoid, etc. resurge to thin the human herd?
Today, in the House Armed Services Committee, Petraeus was asked if he expected a resurge of troops after this summer, assuming conditions deteriorated.
Now, given its constant relevance to ordinary Iranians plus its great potential as a tool for political gain, nationalism is beginning to resurge.
In January, I was writing that fundamentals had taken an upswing, and that the US economy was going to try to resurge in the third quarter.
OTOH, that Brooks does this sort of forward-phrasing so much will be useful when the paleo-cons resurge and seek to cast all neo-cons as just so many Jewish, er, liberal wankers. dj moonbat Says:
How is our country and government gearing up for helping protect people as swine flu is expected to resurge this fall?