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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of underplay.

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Examples

  • I voted for "only as a ritual object," but I do think that kind of underplays the importance and significance of what is going on.

    By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog

  • Mayor Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative underplays this dire nationwide economic distress which has so many minorities unemployed, and underemployed and ensnared in poverty -- including minority women and young girls who aren't eligible for the Young Men's Initiative's paid internships, job training, and mentoring.

    Michael Meyers: Mayor Bloomberg's Discriminatory Young Black and Latino Men's Initiative

  • One of the most intriguing things about City of Bohane – and Barry underplays this beautifully – is its lack of technology.

    City of Bohane by Kevin Barry – review

  • Your report on Alan Milburn's views on the health reforms 29 March exaggerates the extent of his opposition to, and underplays the degree to which he challenges, Labour's position.

    Letters: Labour rhetoric and the NHS reforms

  • The writer underplays his effect on the lives of everyone regardless of their race, religion, color or land of origin, when she closes with "The whole world is waiting to see what you do next."

    Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.: American Idle

  • While the book devotes many pages to these policies, it underplays their effect.

    Grand Theft Hydro

  • While 2.5% global growth isn't far off the 30-year average of about 3.3%, that underplays the meteoric rise of China in the last 10-15 years: the world's potential growth rate should be higher.

    Uneven Outlook for Global Growth

  • Mayor Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative underplays this dire nationwide economic distress which has so many minorities unemployed, and underemployed and ensnared in poverty -- including minority women and young girls who aren't eligible for the Young Men's Initiative's paid internships, job training, and mentoring.

    Michael Meyers: Mayor Bloomberg's Discriminatory Young Black and Latino Men's Initiative

  • That's because such a statement underplays the delicious texture of the story, the unpredictability, and the fast-paced plot.

    REVIEW: My Dead Body by Charlie Huston

  • The writer underplays his effect on the lives of everyone regardless of their race, religion, color or land of origin, when she closes with "The whole world is waiting to see what you do next."

    Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.: American Idle

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