root for


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v root for take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for "We all rooted for the home team","I'm pulling for the underdog","Are you siding with the defender of the title?"
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  • Wyndham Lewis
    “No American worth his salt should go around looking for a root. I advance this in all modesty, as a not unreasonable opinion.”
  • Buddha
    “Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.”
  • Wilt Chamberlain
    Wilt Chamberlain
    “Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.”
  • Robert Collier
    “First the stalk -- then the roots. First the need -- then the means to satisfy that need. First the nucleus -- then the elements needed for its growth.”
  • Michael S. Rosenberg
    Michael S. Rosenberg
    “Man tends to root for the underdog, because he fears that he will find himself in that same position far too often.”
  • Norman Mailer
    “I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.”


In literature:

A rooted dislike to scenes of any kind, together with a keen eye for the ludicrous, had prompted Jack Nugent to suggest a pleasant stroll to Amelia and put in an appearance later on.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
Then there was abundance of fruit and nuts and roots that were all very good for food.
"Algonquin Indian Tales" by Egerton R. Young
The men had eaten nothing but bark and roots for five days.
"The Grizzly King" by James Oliver Curwood
For, after all, what is the root cause of all this dirt and ignorance and shabbiness and disease?
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
Set boxes for flowers and tubs for roots.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
I searched for the cassava root, which the Indians, in all that climate, make their bread of; but I could find none.
"The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of York, Mariner, Vol. 1" by Daniel Defoe
This curious and interesting fern is one of the finest for rockeries, the tips taking root in rock-fissures.
"The Fern Lover's Companion" by George Henry Tilton
Listlessly she walked to the door of the cave, procuring a handful of dried red-root leaves that she used for tea.
"The Sky Line of Spruce" by Edison Marshall
Neither herb nor root nor potion can ever cure the wound within your flesh: For that there is no healing.
"French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France" by Marie de France
If put into pots, give plenty of room for the roots and keep well supplied with water.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
Pleasure hath always virtue for its root, and virtue also is united with pleasure.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Vegetables used for culinary purposes comprise roots and tubers, as potatoes, turnips, etc.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
Having no root, it was impossible for it to stand alone.
"The King's Cup-Bearer" by Amy Catherine Walton
They would dig indigo roots and cook the roots and branches for blue dye.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Both roots and plants are also cooked and used as food for the pigs and dogs.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Tennyson's poetry has often too much leaf and spray for the branches, and too much branch for the trunk, and too much trunk for the roots.
"Essays Æsthetical" by George Calvert
And if there is no food then there will be none to store away in the root for new root formation.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
By that time, we had procured pork, fruit, and roots, sufficient for four or five days.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
We have learned the important conditions necessary for the sprouting of seeds and for the growth and development of roots.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
These roots take out of the water, or out of the earth, all sorts of things good for the food of the plant.
"Chambers's Elementary Science Readers" by Various

In poetry:

Nor claim I thus a loving heart
That for itself is mute:
In such love I desire no part
As reaches not my root.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
"And for thy suffering, what to thee
Is that? or care of thine?
Thou living branch upon the tree
Whose root is the Divine!
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
But when I sought the living tree
To make new earth and Heaven new,
I found--alas for you and me--
Its roots were set in you.
"The Tree Of Knowledge" by Edith Nesbit
Root met root in the spongy ground,
Searching each for food:
Each turned aside, and away it wound.
And each got something good.
"Lessons For A Child" by George MacDonald
Then loud laugh’d Vidrik Verlandson,
And Skimming began to neigh,
For Sivard rooted the oak tree up;
He dar’d no longer stay.
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
As firmly as the towering oak,
Deep rooted in the earth,
Can brave the storm and thunder stroke,
So, even from thy birth,
Deep love for thee hath held my heart,
And yet, ungrieving, must we part.
"White Canoe—A Legend Of Niagara Falls" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Root, Root, Root For The Home Team.
Why I Secretly Root for Newt.
Root, Root for the Environment.
Roswell residents root for Fearless Felix.
Canadians should root for Romney.
Why a former Notre Dame quarterback will root for Oklahoma on Saturday.
Why you should root for Royce White.
Root for Garrett's success.
Can't root for these mascots.
The CW convinces me to root for 'Plain Jane.
Just can't root for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Shanoff's WUC: Can You NOT Root for Saints.
Who to root for in the World Cup final.
Area refugees' Olympics dilemma: Root for home countries or USA.
3 reasons to root for new Masters champ.

In science:

For any root α ∈ ∆ we choose a root vector eα ∈ g in such a way that [eα , e−α ] = hα , where hα ∈ h is a coroot of α, so for any β ∈ ∆ we have β (hα) = 2(β ,α) (α,α) .
Moore-Penrose inverse, parabolic subgroups, and Jordan pairs
Step 1t() is the root for a topology with one t–channel propagator.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Thus, (βi )i∈J is a set of simple roots for GJ .
Classification of unipotent representations of simple p-adic groups,II
The two roots for which a(τ ) = 0 are visible.
Comments on the paper astro-ph/0103335 by C Rubano and P Scudellaro
Then {αi : i ∈ ˆI } is a set of simple roots for bg with respect to bh and δ generates its imaginary roots.
Quantum loop modules
For w ∈ W one defines Φw := Φ+ ∩ wΦ− , the set of positive roots which are of the form wϕ for a negative root ϕ.
Abelian ideals in a Borel subalgebra of a complex simple Lie algebra
Now we take the inner product with θ and use (αi |θ) > 0 because θ lies in the dominant chamber and αi is a positive root.) For each such root αi ⊥ θ we have siwϕ = siθ = θ.
Abelian ideals in a Borel subalgebra of a complex simple Lie algebra
Remark 3.5 Once 1) and 2) in Definition 3.4 are satisfied, 3) is equivalent to the set r(∆+ )\{0} ⊂ ∆res being a choice of positive roots for the restricted root system ∆res of (gτ , aτ ), where r is the map dual to the inclusion aτ ֒→ a.
Thompson's conjecture for real semi-simple Lie groups
An unrooted tree with n trivalent vertices is counted n times in the generating function for vertex-rooted trees and n − 1 times in the generating function for edge-rooted trees.
A triple lacunary generating function for Hermite polynomials
As usual, we use ψ and a fixed splitting (i.e., the choice of Borel above along with a collection of root vectors, one for each simple root of T, cf. page 13 of , for example) to define a non-degenerate additive character of U(k)\U(A), again denoted by ψ . (Also see Section 2 of ).
Generic Transfer for General Spin Groups
Of course, one cannot discard a more complicated scenario to occur, in particular when there are more than three roots for z > 4.
Metastable states and T=0 hysteresis in the random-field Ising model on random graphs
N if and only if α + nrδ is a real root for all n in Z.
Constructing Graded Lie Algebras
Note that 2δ + αk is not a root as αk is long.) Here again, γi + δ is not a lowest root for i = 1, 2 or 3 so the result holds.
Constructing Graded Lie Algebras
If v+ is a highest weight vector associated to another root space in gak , gβ , then β has the property that β + αi is not a root for any i 6= k .
Constructing Graded Lie Algebras
We show below that the lowest root for gi is well-defined.
Constructing Graded Lie Algebras