Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being uprooted.

Etymologies

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uprooted +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Could it be that the French producer (played by Amalric himself) hoped to absorb the flagrant almost over-the-top womanishness of the troupe to get away from his own existential uprootedness?

    Karin Badt: In Paris With Mathieu Amalric: Best Director at Cannes

  • Could it be that the French producer played by Amalric himself hoped to absorb the flagrant almost over-the-top womanishness of the troupe to get away from his own existential uprootedness?

    Karin Badt: In Paris With Mathieu Amalric: Best Director at Cannes

  • Bluesman Elmore James was born in Richland, Mississippi, in 1918 into a childhood of uprootedness and poverty, never knowing his real father.

    Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: Volume Ninety-Five

  • At the same time, there is famine in Zimbabwe, occupation in Iraq and Palestine, chaos and uprootedness, unhealed wounds, displacement, and poverty in the Gulf Coast.

    John Feffer: Inaugurating a New Century?

  • What this meant to me was a life outside the law; it would include disobedience and uprootedness.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • But the relative calm of their children's lives is often one of the great rewards that such parents feel -- a sort of repayment for the uprootedness of émigré existence.

    At Home in a New World

  • And I tried to generalize out from that to a more m-- more widespread, modern condition of exile, of uprootedness, of migration, of immigration, of expatriation and so on.

    Reflections on Exile and Other Essays

  • I must say I see it with great concern, every year, that these refugees are not able to return to their home there is a certain degree of uprootedness that is spreading, particularly among the children of those refugees.

    President And Chancellor Kohl Press Conference

  • Besides uprootedness and culture shock, they must daily live with the fact of defeat.

    Inconstant Star

  • Set between 1912 and 1924, it evokes a brutal period of harsh winters, raging epidemics, famine, and expropriation, and it goes a long way toward accounting for the demoralization and uprootedness that prevails in Love Medicine.

    Roughing It

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