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  • n. Plural form of undermining.

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Examples

  • It must not only be the hammer blows that get to you, but also the paper cuts – the dreary indignities, underminings, and exclusions that filter into everyday life, such as some moron kicking off at an airport.

    Kelis reveals the face of casual British racism | Barbara Ellen

  • There did not, as yet, exist in France any of those vast underlying organizations, like the German tugendbund and Italian Carbonarism; but here and there there were dark underminings, which were in process of throwing off shoots.

    Les Miserables

  • Anyone who believes Sagan's claims about the ultimate hopes for "scientific method" should study Lewontin's underminings carefully.

    Science & 'The Demon-Haunted World': An Exchange

  • You will not at all wonder at these underminings of the earth, seeing they brought so much profit and gain with them, and were so necessary to the life of man.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • It were needless now to tell of all the secret underminings of life's hidden springs.

    Withered Leaves from Memory's Garland

  • There is no foundation which can withstand the underminings of the depraved heart, and the shocks of a depraved world, but the rock of holy love.

    The Faithful Steward Or, Systematic Beneficence an Essential of Christian Character

  • She had no twinges for any underminings of her ` ` most intimate friend '' -- in fact, she felt that her work on a new portrait of Mildred for Mr. Russell had been honest and accurate.

    Alice Adams

  • She had no twinges for any underminings of her "most intimate friend" -- in fact, she felt that her work on a new portrait of Mildred for Mr. Russell had been honest and accurate.

    Alice Adams

  • Her father's mind, always dark and superstitious, and tinged with morbid melancholy, had gradually in these long solitary years given way more and more before sombre underminings, till now, with old age at the gates, it had at last succumbed.

    Vandrad the Viking, the Feud and the Spell

  • But a man's manhood must not give way; there must be no triumph over him of these assaults and underminings of the enemy.

    The Subterranean Brotherhood

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