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rebel without a cause

A person who fights, rebels, or protests against the established norm of society or government, without having any real or particular end goal they wish to achieve. My poor uncle always struck me as a rebel without a cause, disappearing for weeks on end, getting drunk and alienating the family, and ending up in prison more times than I can count. I think he felt like he just didn't fit in, and didn't have the emotional tools to deal with that or to ask for help from anyone else.
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rebel at (someone or something)

To defy, resist, or revolt against someone or something. My brother rebelled at our parents a lot while he was in school, something I know he regrets now that he's an adult. A huge number of citizens have begun actively rebelling at the government's proposed legislation reforms.
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rebel against (someone or something)

To defy, resist, or revolt against someone or something. My brother rebelled against our parents a lot while he was in school, something I know he regrets now that he's an adult. A huge number of citizens have begun actively rebelling against the government's proposed legislation reforms.
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rebel against someone or something

to resist and revolt against someone or something. Barbara rebelled against the teachers at the school. Most young people have to rebel against authority for a while.
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rebel at someone or something

to resist and defy someone or something. It is natural for teenagers to rebel at their parents. I feel as if I have to rebel at all these rules.
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a rebel without a cause

a person who is deeply dissatisfied with society in general but does not have a specific aim to fight for.
Rebel Without A Cause was the title of a US film starring James Dean , released in 1955 .
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April 26, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) -- South Sudanese rebels led by former vice-president, Riek Machar dismissed a government announcement that its forces had recaptured Unity state's Mayom town, which borders Warrap state, saying the claims were "premature and incorrect" as rebels "are still in full control of the area".
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The police said that the former Tamil Tiger rebel alleged that during the war the rebels had murdered more than 80 people including a TID officer and an army captain who were held at a rebel run prison.
Al-Qusayr: Syrian regime forces Friday sought to mop up the final pockets of rebel resistance north of Qusayr, after retaking the key town that was an insurgent bastion for a year, a watchdog said.
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In the west, rebel forces driving north towards the town of Zawiyah, within striking distance of Gaddafi's stronghold in the capital, have not moved up from Thursday's positions.
The slow progress of the rebel military campaign has caused strains within NATO, with some member states pressing for a negotiated solution to bring a swift end to a conflict many thought would last only a few weeks.
Abdel-Hafidh Ghoga said yesterday that groups of armoured vehicles attacked the rebel-held oil fields of Misla and Sarir, slashing the meagre 100,000 barrels of oil produced daily by the rebels to zero.
It's confirmed Sirte has fallen into pro-democracy hands," said the rebel spokesman, Shamsiddin Abdulmolah.
The one who spoke Arabic admitted it," said rebel volunteer Salah Zwei, after they were pushed into a car which rebels said would go to Ajdabiyah.
But rebel sources said an exchange of prisoners has run into last-minute complications.
The young boy was kidnapped to force his father into allowing his house to be used as a rebel bunker in Al Okab, near the city of Sa'ada, tribal and military sources said on Sunday.