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 Meanings and Examples of UPROOT
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 v.  pull up; displace; destroy completely, as if down to the roots; eradicate
Classic Sentence:
1  The root was black, while the flower was as white as milk; the gods call it Moly, and mortal men cannot uproot it, but the gods can do whatever they like.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK X
2  He shall uproot Argos and Agamemnonian Mycenae, and the Aeacid's own heir, the seed of Achilles mighty in arms, avenging his ancestors in Troy and Minerva's polluted temple.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK SIXTH
3  One day he saw some country people busily engaged in pulling up nettles; he examined the plants, which were uprooted and already dried, and said: "They are dead."
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
4  In the middle of the grass one observes an uprooted tree-bole which lies there all verdant.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
5  Destiny suddenly united and wedded with its irresistible power these two uprooted existences, differing in age, alike in sorrow.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
6  He felt that he had been uprooted.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
7  Not even Ashley could have filled the empty spaces in her heart where Tara had been uprooted.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
8  They have broken our health, uprooted our lives and unsettled our habits.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
9  Of all the strange, uprooted people among the first settlers, those two men were the strangest and the most aloof.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: V
10  Dantes redoubled his efforts; he seemed like one of the ancient Titans, who uprooted the mountains to hurl against the father of the gods.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
11  They were rolling up the lake and uprooting the bulrushes.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 11
Example Sentence:
1  Try as they would, the missionaries were unable to uproot the ingrained superstitions of the natives.
2  They want to uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden.
3  Work commitments forced her to uproot herself and her son from Reykjavik.
4  There's been no census since the war began, but it's clear a huge proportion of Sri Lankan Tamils have been uprooted from their homes by this conflict.
5  A coup followed by an Islamist insurgency uprooted many Malians last year, before French-led forces helped restore order in January.
6  Whoever uprooted that tree ought to be ashamed of themselves.