from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of uprooting, or the state of being uprooted.
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- noun The
actor processof uprooting; the stateof being uprooted.
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And this attitude of doubt accompanied her through all the dreary weeks of uprootal; down to the day when the bellman went up and down the main street crying the sale; when the auction-flag flew from the roof; and rough, curious, unfriendly people swarmed the house, to walk off with her cherished belongings.
Thence they passed to their own affairs; and Mary told of the fresh uprootal that was in store for her — and, over the telling, let out some of the exasperation that burned in her at the prospect.
But the only effect his letter had on their minds was a pained uprootal of their respect and long affection for him.
But between the legitimate means and the rash, miscalculating uprootal of customs and principles, which are not the less venerable and good in their way because they do not accord with our own present ideas, there is a great gulf fixed.
Such an uprootal might precipitate an outburst of the very evils it aims at destroying.
a branch of the Africander Bond, a powerful institution, having for its object the total uprootal of English rule and English customs in South
Surely even the most uncompromising of those marching under the banner of civilisation must hesitate before they condemn this deep-rooted system to instant uprootal. [