Strike root

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Strike root to root, to become fixed
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Quotations

  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand.; Ice. rót; Dan. rod; Goth. waurts, A.S. wyrt.

Usage

In literature:

Strike the root, pull it up and trample it under foot until it is dead.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
Instead of hope in it there is anxiety; instead of striking deeper root in the valley, the people's hold grows shallower.
"Change in the Village" by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
They are striking at the root of their object.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
So each new man strikes root into a far fore-time.
"Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold" by Matthew Arnold
She could bear transplanting from most of them with equanimity, no matter how deep her roots had seemed to strike.
"Betty Leicester" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Everywhere roots striking into the infinite past.
"Rosinante to the Road Again" by John Dos Passos
Roots strike and shoots spring from each joint.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Only now and then a man strikes his roots down through this made land into fresh, virgin soil.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
It strikes at the root of the evil.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
Dare you strike to the root?
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
He had lived some years at Court, but he did not strike root there.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
At the same time I can see that it is no wonder you should be strenuous in suppressing a book which strikes at the root of those abuses.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
At the same time I can see that it is no wonder you should be strenuous in suppressing a book which strikes at the root of those abuses.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
The roots strike too deep down in human nature.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
Have you never remarked that when the tap-root of a tree strikes down too far, it gets into a cold soil?
"One Of Them" by Charles James Lever
War had ceased, but peace had only just begun to strike roots.
"Fragments of an Autobiography" by Felix Moscheles
Its roots strike deep into the earth ... its crown is among the stars.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
They strike no root into the soil, but feel that they are only sojourners, for purposes of their own.
"To Cuba and Back" by Richard Henry Dana
This blow strikes at the very roots, and no storm is needed to level to the ground the falling tree a child could overturn it.
"L'Arrabiata and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
This blow strikes at the very roots, and no storm is needed to level to the ground the falling tree a child could overturn it.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
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In poetry:

Deep strike Thy roots, O heavenly Vine,
Within our earthly sod,
Most human and yet most divine,
The flower of man and God!
"Our Master" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Oh, deeper strike each year thy roots,
Young Canada's fair tree,
That no rude hand may tear thee up,
Thou emblem of the free.
"The Maple Tree" by Thomas Frederick Young
Oh, no — your goodness strikes a root
That dies not, nor decays;
And future life shall yield the fruit,
Which blossoms now in praise.
"Charity to Man" by William Drennan
Hate is a fear, and fear is rot
That cankers root and fruit alike,
Fight cleanly then, hate not, fear not,
Strike with no madness when you strike.
"Hate Not - Fear Not" by Robert Graves
Death! that struck when I was most confiding.
In my certain faith of joy to be—
Strike again, Time's withered branch dividing
From the fresh root of Eternity!
"Death, that struck when I was most confiding" by Emily Jane Bronte
So still and secret is her growth,
Ever the truest heart,
Where deepest strikes her kindly root
For hope or joy, for flower or fruit,
Least knows its happy part.
"Fourth Sunday In Lent" by John Keble

In news:

Regardless of who you were rooting for, the Green Bay v Seattle game Monday night was a stunning example of why the referees strike HAS to be settled.
Garden Q&A: Cotton root rot strikes.
The continuing television employment of Brad Garrett is one of the chief reasons to root for "' Till Death," the Fox sitcom recovering from the writers strike by moving to a new time slot, Wednesday nights at 7 on WVUE-Channel 8, this week.
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In science:

The first is a striking characterization of forking in N I P theories from but with roots in .
On NIP and invariant measures
The similarity of Descartes’s circle formula to Koide’s lepton mass formula is striking: represent masses as reciprocals of disk areas, equivalently, their curvatures as square roots of masses, and we get (II.1) except for a different coefficient for the sum of squares: 2 instead of 2/3.
The Koide Lepton Mass Formula and Geometry of Circles
In particular, we obtain a striking characterisation of the roots of the King polynomials.
On Brauer algebra simple modules over the complex field
Especially the zeroes in this table (the corresponding roots thus must not be counted as simple roots) appear to us quite striking in view of the fact that we are unaware of any obvious a priori reason for their existence.
On the Imaginary Simple Roots of the Borcherds Algebra $g_{II_{9,1}}$
In this context, the result of Fontaine is striking since it implies that the field Q(G) has particularly small root discriminant.
Semistable abelian Varieties over Q
Despite their different roots in generation symmetry representations and breaking patterns the leading contribution to Mν and the charged fermion mass matrices show one striking similarity: The two smallest mass eigenvalues are almost degenerate when compared with the scale of the largest mass.
Natural Maximal ny_my - ny_tau Mixing
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