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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of underlead.


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  • On winning with the ace North underled her ace and king of spades, hoping to put partner in with the queen to deliver a diamond ruff.

    Agony and ecstasy in the far east

  • At the other table East tried a different gambit – he underled his ace of clubs.

    Two unorthodox leads

  • So many of us seem locked in terminal seriousness about our lives, and there are certainly reasons to feel discouraged: an imploding Middle East, Americans dying in the Iraq civil war, an inept Congress, the overall sense that America is underled and drifting from its world leadership, Vista slowdowns, and technology congestion.

    Roger Fransecky: Lighten Up!

  • We keep listening for convincing, compelling, authentic invitations to a future beyond our underled present but failing that, we slip into uncertainty, anxiety about the future and fear.

    Roger Fransecky: How To Conquer Your Fear

  • Not only don't we ever get "there," but folks step off the path when they sense they are underled.

    Roger Fransecky: How To Use Clarity To Get Things Done

  • Most U.S. organizations are overmanaged and underled.9 When leaders are more interested in looking good than in doing what is right and necessary, the results can be catastrophic.


  • By their Ghazi, they were neither overled nor underled.

    The Empire at War in the Moslem Mediterranean

  • Nay, in the last capital, being, as it were, the cope-stone which our blessed founder placed on the pure and underled doctrine which he had enjoined, we are prohibited from offering, even to our sisters and our mothers, the kiss of affection -- - ut omnium mulierum fugiantur oscula.

    Ivanhoe. A Romance

  • But North pushed on to five spades, and Sontag a) doubled this for a lead, then b) ruffed the opening club lead, underled his three top honours in diamonds to his partner's 10, secured a second club ruff, beat the contract and picked up 7 IMPs for his team.

    Credit where credit's due


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