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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of underscore.


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  • In the advertisements at the end, text enclosed by equal signs was in bold face in the original (= bold =) and text enclosed by plus signs was underscored (+underscored+).

    The Rhodesian

  • Never mind that the Killer's beer of choice was the one he marketed: Killebrew Root Beer, a phrase underscored on bottles by the words "Old-Fashioned," which would complete the public perception of Killebrew -- Loyal Friend, Insurance Salesman, Root Beer Aficionado -- if he weren't also a Hall of Fame Slugger.

  • Liu's win underscored the limits of China's influence even as the country emerges as a global power.

    China's Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize

  • White men feared loss of status as much as the loss of their health; their yellow skin underscored the lack of difference between them and the island natives who lived in villages nearby most military bases.

    Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II

  • McCain underscored his view that those who came to the U.S. legally take precedence over those who entered the country illegally.

    McCain courts Hispanic voters

  • The Patriots 'ugly win underscored their versatility.

    NFL Replay: Move over Dolphins, Pats in your 'hood

  • What should be underscored is not so much the figure itself, but rather the numbers outside it.

    "The North American Neighbourhood"

  • Woods has had to address this issue for months and Tuesday again underscored his belief that a Masters win would entitle him to Slam status. - Tiger ignites Grand Slam debate

  • His smile deepened, his expression underscored by the faint roughness in his voice as he told her rawly, "Maybe we don't yet but we will."

    Passionate Relationship

  • The powder turned out to be harmless, but the call underscored the need for regional response vehicles. Latest Headlines


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