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  • n. The act of deracinating; uprooting

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of pulling up by the roots; eradication.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plucking up by the roots; eradication; extirpation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. to move something from its natural environment
  • n. the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence


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  • 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.

    The Brussels Journal - The Voice of Conservatism in Europe

  • At least, Brown will put the deracination which is bothering you in a little better context than you seem to present it.

    The Brussels Journal - The Voice of Conservatism in Europe

  • 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.

    Vince Carducci: Aesthetic Community in 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.

    Raghida Dergham: Turkey and Iran's Tug on Syria

  • 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.

    Mikhail Lyubansky: Are the Fangs Real? Vampires as Racial Metaphor in the Anita Blake and Twilight Novels

  • 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).

    What to Look for in Winter: A Memoir of Blindness by Candia McWilliam

  • You could see it as the deracination of the tradition, or even worse as a deliberate omission of cultural context in its appropriation.

    Yo Mama's So Fat... - Anil Dash

  • 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.

    Measuring fresh, luminous, visionary power

  • 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."

    Ariel Gonzalez: The Meaning of Treason

  • The Trillings were often criticized for deracination and for the betrayal of the Left that marked their staunch anti-Communist position of the 1940s.

    Diana Trilling.


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  • Deracination

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  • 'They are not the consequences of deracination, since the Freudian self is at ease nowhere and has no kindred beyond father and mother'. The Absence of Mind by Marilynne Robinson 2010.

    April 20, 2013