One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Affect in a vital area with potentially destructive results.‘the proposals struck at the roots of community life’
- ‘But, he went on to say that the recent events ‘are of far greater concern because they strike at the roots of our free society, one aspect of which is our market-driven economy’.’
- ‘Others had more strident critiques of American society and envisioned radical social changes that struck at the root of inequality.’
- ‘The objective is to strike at the root of psychosomatic problems.’
- ‘Always suspicious to the point of paranoia, Constantius struck at the roots of conspiracy.’
- ‘Connective aesthetics strikes at the root of this alienation by dissolving the mechanical division between self and the world that has prevailed during the modern epoch.’
- ‘I see the ability to be alone in the wild as an achievement, something truly radical that strikes at the root of our increasingly presumptuous levels of socialization.’
- ‘The elimination of the peasants' opposition, therefore, struck at the roots of the October Revolution.’
- ‘Taken to the limit, of course, this line of reasoning would strike at the root of all empirical knowledge.’
- ‘This is a poverty that strikes at the root of national prosperity.…’
- ‘The Attorney-General's contention, if correct, strikes at the root of this basic principle.’
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