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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UPROOTED

Her father and mother have nothing to hold them to life; they are uprooted.

If it were not for that, we should look like bunches of uprooted seaweed dried in the sun.

The degradation of servitude, the absolutist lies must be uprooted and swept out.

That last scene with Sue had uprooted every fiber of his being.

A landscape of flat wastes, of thinned and burned and uprooted trees.

The Hj must not scratch himself, lest vermin be destroyed, or a hair be uprooted.

Torrents of rain had fallen and trees had been broken down and uprooted.

He nurses the belief in magicians and sorcerers, which has never been uprooted.

There are some thoughts which flourish in one's mind like weeds, and which refuse to be uprooted.

If I work here every day around the foot of the tree I'll have it uprooted at last.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s (implied in uprooted), in the figurative sense, from up + root. The literal sense is first recorded 1690s. Related: Uprooted; uprooting.

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