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Usage examples for basis

  1. Is, perhaps, the basis of humour a kind of selfish security? – At Large by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. The basis of good singing is good speaking. – Seed Thoughts for Singers by Frank Herbert Tubbs
  3. " 'The basis of love, gentlemen, ' I persisted, 'is respect. – Tales of the Road by Charles N. Crewdson
  4. Besides, the basis for such an establishment was not to be found at Wartensee. – Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel by Friedrich Froebel
  5. But the basis is solid and the thing goes on. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  6. Here was a solid basis for the speculation. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  7. Will you go in on that basis? – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  8. It would completely change the basis of human society. – An Outline of Sexual Morality by Kenneth Ingram
  9. My ideas, and the basis of myself, or of my mind, appear but the same thing. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  10. Now these same clothes formed the basis of her system. – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  11. Bentley had a suspicion about this particular ape, but he wouldn't know for a time yet whether his suspicion had a basis in fact. – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks
  12. His first study was to form a mind of his own on the basis of the best known principles. – Life and Character of Richard Carlile by George Jacob Holyoake
  13. You've got the business down on a safe basis now, and what's more, you've got the one woman who can run it." – Sally Dows and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  14. I think it a good basis.... – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
  15. The true basis of cheerfulness is love, hope, and patience. – Character by Samuel Smiles
  16. If anything went wrong on that basis- why, marrying would stop? – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  17. Yet to him it seemed of the first importance that this matter, as a basis of future peace, should be settled between them, and settled at once. – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
  18. The only really scientific basis for a national system of education would be a full knowledge of the family history of each child. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  19. It had no well- considered basis. – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
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