A lot of young Americans died in a surge that never had any real chance of success.
By 2007, Hagel was giving speeches on the floor of the Senate opposing the counterinsurgency strategy and surge of troops in Iraq.
As President Obama has acknowledged, this surge of production boasts some great economic benefits.
The game was responsible for the surge in popularity of football that has continued to this day.
The surge was coming not at high tide as it had during the hurricane, but as the tide was falling.
His veins seemed to surge with fresh power, as if there were nothing too tremendous for him to accomplish.
Dr. Everett said again, a surge of indignation rushing over him.
The crescendo grew, matching the surge of blood in Jacques' temples.
As for Garson, once again the surge of feeling threatened to overwhelm his self-control.
The tumult increased as though the surge were coming nearer and nearer.
late 15c., "fountain, stream," probably from Middle French sourge-, stem of sourdre "to rise, swell," from Latin surgere "to rise," contraction of surrigere "to rise," from sub "up from below" + regere "to keep straight, guide" (see regal). Meaning "high, rolling swell of water" is from 1520s; figurative sense of "excited rising up" (as of feelings) is from 1510s.
1510s, from surge (n.). Related: Surged; surging.
Sorter, Updater, Report Generator, Etc. IBM 704, 1959. Sammet 1969, p.8.