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


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  • Mr. Wolf sees 11,700 on the TSX, so another year of relative out-performance and roughly a 6-per-cent total return, and again underpinned by our overexposure to resource stocks, especially the metals.

    2006 Investment Outlook

  • Payton, the self-effacing head coach whose calls underpinned a courageous Saints comeback from 10-0 down in the first quarter, was a man out of inspiration by the time he hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy aloft. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Chinese environmentalists describe it as a model of Taoist eco-engineering.10 Historians believe this huge irrigation and flood-control project created the conditions for the unification of China by reducing floods and ensuring sufficient food surpluses to fund a strong army for the Qin emperor.11 The subsequent political system in which subjects had to pay tributes to the emperor by boating them along tributaries hence the name is underpinned by the river-centered philosophy that partly originated here.12

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • In its report, Parliament's joint committee on human rights said it was pleased to see that ministers said a commitment to human rights "underpinned" counter-terrorism work.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Inspired by the radical innovation that period has seen in information and communication technology, philosophers and writers have hailed what amounts to a break with the humanist tradition that has underpinned western civilisation for over five-hundred years.

    Ballardian » The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

  • Market segmentation is strengthening, with some markets being underpinned by high numbers of cash buyers.

    House prices fall 3% to 21-month low

  • I think this is classic Muse; a bit overwrought, underpinned by slighly wonky conspiracy theorising, but yet you can't help but be carried away by it.

    Readers recommend: songs with special guests

  • Sweet melody coupled with passages of virtuosic fire, underpinned with graceful, discreet orchestral writing mark them out as ... well, enjoyably Mendelssohnian.

    David: Violin concertos Nos 4 & 5, Andante and Scherzo capriccioso – review

  • Amateur theatre has underpinned all the theatre in this country and the chance to act with others is useful even for those who do not want to make a career.

    Ian McKellen warns theatre is at risk from fall in acting standards

  • The recent burst of confidence in the eurozone? which has seen a rise in the value of the euro? has been underpinned by Germany where exports have surged and unemployment is falling, according to figures released today.

    European recovery hopes grow despite Ireland's swelling deficit


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