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  • 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.


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.

    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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