I can relate to rebelling against my community's standards of modesty—and to finding a middle ground.
"Even the most fractious backbench [Member of Parliament] would balk at rebelling on it," the article notes.
“I was in school in the 1960s, when people were rebelling against rules,” he says.
In the foyer there were a series of huge posters, a stirring one depicted women with the caption “rebelling to be heard.”
It was a normal teenage rebellion thing where I was just rebelling against anything because I could.
Darius was indignant that the Babylonians had attempted to take advantage of his weakness by rebelling when his armies were away.
Aileen is still with her—faithful as the sun, but rebelling at times as is only natural.
And so she tore her note into little bits, and remained helpless, but rebelling against her helplessness.
They were not rebelling, they were simply declaring their rights.
He did as she bade him, rebelling at the childish folly of it all.
c.1300, from Old French rebelle "stubborn, obstinate, rebellious" (12c.) and directly from Latin rebellis "insurgent, rebellious," from rebellare "to rebel, revolt," from re- "opposite, against," or perhaps "again" (see re-) + bellare "wage war," from bellum "war."
mid-14c., from Old French rebeller (14c.), from Latin rebellare "to revolt" (see rebel (adj.)). Related: Rebelled; rebelling.
"person who makes war on his country for political motives," mid-14c., from rebel (adj.). Meaning "supporter of the American cause in the War of Independence" is from 1775; sense of "supporter of the Southern cause in the American Civil War" is attested from April 15, 1861. Rebel yell in an American Civil War context attested from 1862, but the thing itself is older and was said to have been picked up by southwestern men in their periodic wars against the Indians.
The Southern troops, when charging or to express their delight, always yell in a manner peculiar to themselves. The Yankee cheer is more like ours; but the Confederate officers declare that the rebel yell has a particular merit, and always produces a salutary and useful effect upon their adversaries. A corps is sometimes spoken of as a 'good yelling regiment.' [A.J.L. Fremantle, "The Battle of Gettysburg and the Campaign in Pennsylvania," in "Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine," Sept. 1863]
A white Southerner (1862+)