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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of underpin.

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Examples

  • Americans, with only 5% of the world’s population but with nearly 30% of the world’s wealth, tend to believe that scientific and technological leadership and the high standard of living it underpins is somehow the natural state of affairs.

    Dear Mr. Augustine - NASA Watch

  • Not many people talk about it much, but it just kind of underpins everything else we do, because our founders understood that a government big enough and powerful enough, centralized enough, is big enough and powerful enough to take anything away from you.

    CNN Transcript Jan 20, 2008

  • Not many people talk about it much but it just kind of underpins everything else that we do because our founders understood that a government big enough and powerful enough, centralize enough is big enough and powerful enough to take anything away from you.

    CNN Transcript Jan 19, 2008

  • For you to be so dismissive of it, kind of underpins the arguments that a lot of these authors make.

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  • He suggests that such cross-wiring underpins both humans' ability to enjoy metaphors and artists' capacity to create novel connections — an assertion that has scarcely any research to back it up.

    The Mind in the Mirror

  • Though anyone who has been stuck in a queue behind a pensioner paying for a packet of throat sweets with a check knows they have a downside, their long history and the trust that underpins them make them something of an emblem of civilization.

    Where Riot Is Transposed Into Play

  • He added that cultural connections "build trust, and trust underpins trade".

    Britain and Russia swap art treasures as cultural diplomatic relations thaw

  • "We believe that banks can play a critical role in fostering the job creation and sustainable economic growth which underpins strong communities," says Diamond.

    How to change the world

  • The m-commerce partners responded saying that although not a shareholder, Three would have access to its services on equal terms: The services developed by the joint venture and the technology that underpins them will be available to third parties, including Three, on the same basis as the venture's three shareholders.

    Three takes m-commerce case to EU

  • Which either shows a touching faith in the power of select committee reports, or underpins the fact he believes he has got support at the highest levels of the party to make the changes stick.

    D-day for English football: time to unveil your blueprint for change | Owen Gibson

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