Definitions of uprooted

  1. Torn up by the roots; utterly destroyed.

Usage examples for uprooted

  1. One bent over at a sharp angle, as if it had been partly uprooted, and its moppy fronds almost trailed in the still water of a pool formed by a second reef, not so clearly defined, which ran parallel with the land. – Isle o' Dreams by Frederick F. Moore
  2. Those causes are still operative, and unless they be speedily uprooted will continue to work havoc with our hopes. – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon
  3. If the uprooted tree had pitched on our rock, it would have upset it, and crushed us beneath. – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  4. Thrice they uprooted trees, drove the rivers from their beds, dispersed the clouds by beating them against the rocks, swept the bottom of the sea and destroyed the surface of the earth. – Roumanian Fairy Tales by Various Compiler: Mite Kremnitz
  5. They had hardly left the house when a terrific storm broke forth, appalling in its awful violence; the house shook, trees were uprooted, lightning blazed continually. – Fairy Tales from the German Forests by Margaret Arndt
  6. It was a profound uneasiness, that uprooted every settled habit of his spiritual being. – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  7. I uprooted their society- that was sufficient crime. – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  8. In 1887 he visited the south of Russia and stayed at the Holy Mountains, which gave him the subjects of two of his stories, " Easter Eve" and " Uprooted." – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  9. Historians, who have no shadow of sympathy with the old religion, are agreed that it was uprooted by means more horrible than have ever, perhaps, been employed in England before or since. – A Short History of England by G. K. Chesterton
  10. They say 'at t' wind's uprooted t' big sycamore an' flung it again' one o' t' barns, or summat, an' it's like to fall in, so they've gone to see what can be done. – Windyridge by W. Riley
  11. From across the road came the crash of an uprooted tree. – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt
  12. The century- old habit of legislative interference was not wholly uprooted in 1818, and soon began to grow apace. – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  13. It was a thing to be uprooted, plotted against, reviled. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  14. It was not without a pang that she uprooted herself from her surroundings in Maxfield, or bore the protests of Roger, the tears of Jill, and the chaff of Tom for her desertion. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  15. When perhaps sixty feet away it again subsided into a " harmless" uprooted old stump.... – The Bluff of the Hawk by Anthony Gilmore
  16. She must have given up hope, just then, Ivory thought, and her love was so deep that when it was uprooted the soil came with it. – The Story Of Waitstill Baxter by By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  17. Facing the belt of mulga, was a low wall of uprooted tussocks of spinifex built in a half circle and some two feet high. – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie