Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plucking up by the roots; eradication; extirpation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare The act of pulling up by the roots; eradication.
- n. to move something from its natural environment
- n. the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
“What you call deracination among the Hebrews, Eric Voegelin calls the "leap of being" from a cosmological civilization, in which deities are embroiled in the physical world, to a civilization based on transcendance, in which the deities are beyond time and space.”
“At least, Brown will put the deracination which is bothering you in a little better context than you seem to present it.”
“The latter can be understood as the way the work points to that which is absent, specifically in the case of Detroit the sense of community dislocated as a result of the ravages of capitalism, the lack that registers the social, economic, and political deracination whose residue is emphatically apparent in the postindustrial wasteland of Detroit.”
“Part of correcting the aberration in Syria's situation -- before the uprising against the regime -- is to stop the deracination of Syria from the Arab belly to be offered an ally of Iran and used as an Iranian card against the Gulf -- all for the purpose of extortion, in order to ensure the survival of the regime.”
“Dracula's threat, Stevenson argues, is not mere miscegenation (the mixing of blood) but deracination, for Dracula's sexual partners become pure vampires, with loyalties to Dracula, not Britain.”
“McWilliam, whether she knows it or not, is always fighting a greater loneliness: the loss of her mother, the break with her father, her deracination (she misses, in her bone marrow, Scotland, and I don't blame her).”
“You could see it as the deracination of the tradition, or even worse as a deliberate omission of cultural context in its appropriation.”
“Everything since has seemed a displacement, a deracination. …the speaker of these poems often teeters says Newey on the edge of self-undoing, looking forward and back and uncertain whether he is the watcher or the watched.”
“In a letter to Leonard Woolf, she describes treason as an act of deracination; it is "the root of all our human misery --- the desire to frustrate ourselves, not to be what we are.”
“The Trillings were often criticized for deracination and for the betrayal of the Left that marked their staunch anti-Communist position of the 1940s.”
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