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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of deracinate.

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Examples

  • (And "deracinated" feels to me more like a removal of cultural specificity, not a removal of racial characteristics.)

    I Ain't No Other

  • Mr. Buruma is repelled by "deracinated," he informs us, because it reminds him (and perhaps only him) that "accusing Jews of rootlessness is an old anti-Semitic ploy."

    Anne Frank's Afterlife

  • The new "inter-nationalism" is the sinister product of a generation that has grown "deracinated," that has lost its roots in the soil.

    Visions and Revisions A Book of Literary Devotions

  • It was often believed in those days that absorption into the historic movement of the working class was the cure for the angst of the petit bourgeois and the deracinated intellectual.

    The Zealot

  • Egyptian political culture was deracinated by autocratic design, with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood the only coherent non-Mubarak political force in the country.

    William Bradley: Is the Obama Administration Still Way Behind the Curve on Egypt?

  • The 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai offers a refreshingly unique perspective on the challenge facing Africa, even as she calls for a moral revolution among Africans themselves, who, she argues, are culturally deracinated, adrift between worlds.

    The Challenge for Africa by Wangari Maathai: Book summary

  • ÂSome stalwart grad student could write quite a paper on the undertones and resonances of a paragraph like this one: "Through British veins runs the poisonous fake idealism of "human rights" and "sensitivity," of happy-clappy multicultural groveling and sick, weak, deracinated moral universalism -- the rotten fruit of a debased, sentimentalized Christianity."

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: England's Ashes - America's Future?

  • Some stalwart grad student could write quite a paper on the undertones and resonances of a paragraph like this one: "Through British veins runs the poisonous fake idealism of "human rights" and "sensitivity," of happy-clappy multicultural groveling and sick, weak, deracinated moral universalism -- the rotten fruit of a debased, sentimentalized Christianity."

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: England's Ashes - America's Future?

  • In the topsy-turvy chaos of a web world where images and ideas are deracinated, massively projected, manipulated and recycled, Lawson's beachwear has already become iconic – and in a small way, revolutionary.

    Nigella Lawson and the great burkini cover-up

  • Tempers are running high, as they do with most deracinated plans.

    Richard Bangs: Following Brad and Angelina to Namibia, Part II

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  • We made a clumsy yahoo progress through the swamp. Rex imitated animals sounds that sounded like no animal. Beer cans dinged in his backpack. Our deracinated feet stomped along in the mud.
    —Jeffrey Eugenides, 2002, Middlesex, p. 369

    August 16, 2008