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 Meanings and Examples of ROOT
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 n.  the part of a plant that grows down into the soil
 v.  implant or establish deeply
Classic Sentence: (125 in 9 pages)
1  Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter I
2  In this case, I was driven to reflect deeply and inveterately on that hard law of life, which lies at the root of religion and is one of the most plentiful springs of distress.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
3  Plant nothing else, and root out everything else.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I
4  And a little thin tongue of fire suddenly flickered in his loins, at the root of his back, and he groaned in spirit.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
5  But at the root of the belly, where the phallos rose thick and arching, it was gold-red, vivid in a little cloud.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14
6  Because the root of sanity is in the balls.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
7  Connie was half listening, and threading in the hair at the root of his belly a few forget-me-nots that she had gathered on the way to the hut.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
8  Her instincts towards social non-comformity were at the root of this.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night
9  At last Yeobright made a beginning of what was intended to strike at the whole root of the matter.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
10  Each stem was wrenched at the root, where it moved like a bone in its socket, and at every onset of the gale convulsive sounds came from the branches, as if pain were felt.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
11  I fear, sir," said Holmes, "that, interesting and indeed essential as these details are, my inquiries must go more to the root of things.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
12  Atlanta considered him the root of all strength and all wisdom and it was not strange that he had absorbed something of their belief.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
13  If her roaming sympathies had struck root anywhere, it was in her friendship with Judy Trenor.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
14  The compact round body of its root expands into two broad, firm, flat palms or flukes, gradually shoaling away to less than an inch in thickness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
15  It was full of little brown chips that looked like the shavings of some root.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: X
Example Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
16  A plant cultivated for an edible part, such as the root of the beet, the leaf of spinach, or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower.
17  He clashed frequently with insiders who regarded his management style and his policies as unacceptable, in particular, his insistence that bank help for poor nations be tied in future to their willingness to root out corruption.
18  I strongly believe that pretension is the root of all human suffering.
19  A chord consisting of a root with its third, seventh, and ninth.
20  If the transgression is a result of accident rather than impulse or intent, the root is not in us.
21  Those are made to dwell in fruitful lands; there they take root, and gain a settlement.
22  Suggesting mental illness as the root cause of violence stigmatizes those who live healthy, full lives with conditions like depression.
23  Tree roots can cause damage to buildings.
24  The roots of this tree go deep into the ground.
25  Mind you, don't trip over these roots; they're difficult to see under all these leaves.
26  True praise roots and spreads.
27  Grow the bulbs in a transparent plastic box, so the children can see the roots growing.
28  We were discussing the roots of the current economic malaise.
29  Dark green leaves are a good indication of healthy roots.
30  The roots of this plant go deep.