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


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  • "The very notion that any human being would be deemed illegal is not only absurd but an indictment against the very system we live under," Solay told me while kickstarting their tour with The Wailers; a relationship formed by a mutual support of the recent upsurges in the world.

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  • Alarming upsurges in birth defects and cancer rates are reported even in the state-controlled press.

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  • But Malick's wispy, gossamer qualities, his organic, handheld imagery – always seeking wonder in harmony and balance – seem in total opposition to Kubrick's head-on, locked-down fish-eye compositions, his fanatically precise tracking-shots, sudden upsurges of brutal violence and abiding pessimism.

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  • But even the most vivid imaginations would struggle to blame Israel for recent upsurges in regional instability.

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  • Historically, there has always been tension between the separation of church and state that the United States has enshrined in its Constitution and regular upsurges of religious faith, even religious extremism, that seek an outlet in the political process -- or even seek to dominate it.

    Naomi Wolf: God Crashes the Tea Party

  • Sherman had also been feeling tremendous upsurges in power, which he did not know how to handle—hence the “Zen master” approach.

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  • From the FTP's 1936 production of a stage version of Sinclair Lewis's antifascist novel It Can't Happen Here, to the appropriation by its Living Newspaper troupe of the strikes and radical upsurges that dominated headlines, the FTP created a new model of socially conscious and federally subsidized theater.

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  • I'm thinking here particularly of ethnic and sectarian violence, including examples like these -- periods of violence in Northern Ireland, upsurges of the Intifada, stone-throwing against vehicles of another group, violent ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, violent settler resistance to resettlement in Israel, ultra-orthodox attacks on more secular Jews in Jerusalem, or Hindu violence against Muslim communities in India.

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  • Industry types tend to be very sensitive to even minor upsurges in sales.

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  • One effect of this has been the mass upsurges of the middle and rich peasantry in many HYV areas.

    Class Analysis of Indian Agriculture


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