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uproot someone from

some place Fig. to cause someone to move from a well-established home or setting. You should not uproot people from the land in which they were born. I just couldn't uproot myself from my home.
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uproot something from some place

to take up a plant or tree, roots and all. Wally uprooted the bush from the backyard and replanted it on the other side of the house. Who uprooted a rosebush from my garden?
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In 1995, Waters did not just continue passing by King School: She responded to the hunger in children's bodies and souls that she discerned in that public middle school's squalid uprootedness, by blurting out to a local journalist her feeling that the King School looked "like nobody cares about it.
Perhaps Clampitt's inclination toward lexical bridgework comes in response to her ongoing sense of uprootedness.
This light or human spirit, however, is often overshadowed by existential concerns, such as religious uprootedness and worries about the upbringing of children.
Under the pathological conditions of uprootedness, anomie, alienation, exploitation, commodification, and a general nihilism, workers tended to give up their former religious and cultural identity to become cogs in a huge machine.
I will discuss the images of rupture, painful loss, and uprootedness that the word migrant evokes, together with the awareness of the new meaning the word also carries these days.
The ocean is also calling to what it can offer beyond the shores: the promise of a different life, the flexibility of borders, the diversity and uprootedness of the diaspora.
Breakdown and Bereavement, as uprootedness from Jewish existence, Sagi (philosophy, Bar-Ilan U.
Migration and uprootedness are part of Mayan history and mythology, says Holy Family Sr.
2) In fact, uprootedness from the soil of home and place has resulted in a general condition of "homelessness," referred to as the diasporic condition.
They called it "Post-Vietnam Syndrome," a disorder marked by "growing apathy, cynicism, alienation, depression, mistrust, and expectation of betrayal as well as an inability to concentrate, insomnia, nightmares, restlessness, uprootedness, and impatience with almost any job or course of study.
11) We must come to grips with our uprootedness and re-acquire our own intellectual tradition before we can attempt to understand cultures that look with skepticism on the modern world.
The Rose of Jericho, however, strikes me as a symbol of diasporic uprootedness expressing a longing not for land but for a mere drop of water to bring it back to life.
Angela Schanelec's Orly observes seven people who are "in transit" in this Paris airport, exploring the strange world of non-belonging and uprootedness of the airport terminal that emphasizes a heightened sense of contingency and happenstance.
In this connection, he stressed the importance of enhancing the sense of patriotism among students in all cycles of education and through all the relevant subjects, as this will contribute to anchoring their identity with all its foundations and specificities, in light of the changes and challenges the world is currently witnessing, which threaten young generations with estrangement and uprootedness.