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"Have just received a letter from Mr. Digby, which informs me he is married; am therefore released from my engagement to him, and having no objection to you, here give you my free consent, with my name underwritten, to marry my ward, Emily Onslow, whenever she and you can agree.
Honoria Sommerville 1789
Nearly all airliners are purchased with concessionary financial terms underwritten by governments.
American Thinker 2009
If green jobs isn’t “my” issue or “your” issue, perhaps equality is, or free speech, or the need for political dialogue not dominated by name-calling underwritten by major corporations.
Except for in a "handful" of states, that insurance is medically underwritten, meaning you'll have to fill out an extensive questionnaire about your health status and history.
U.S. News 2010
However they WILL get their unfair share of this $8 billion windfall that is being totally "underwritten" by consumers in these two provinces.
Applications are underwritten, meaning certain medical conditions or combinations of conditions might prevent you from obtaining coverage.
GovExec.com Top News 2008
"underwritten" the suitors, so with this new drama he fills in the bits that the Greek writer left out.
NYT > Home Page 2010
A federal education system may have been founded with the best of intent, but maintaining a strict top-down approach, underwritten by "strategic plans," does not seem viable in an increasingly globalized, digitized, consumer-driven environment.
Meredith Ely: The 'Technology Plan' Conundrum Meredith Ely 2011
Even before the Obama presidency began, about half the production costs of wind and solar energy were underwritten by the taxpayer to no commercial avail.
Thoughts before turning off the light: Too many cliched scenes and too much underwritten dialogue spoils a great story.