Usage examples for Foundations

  1. Amid the storms of war, how soon may all The lofty pile from its foundations fall, Of ages the proud toil, the ruin of a day! – Poetical Works of Akenside by Mark Akenside
  2. With the true liberal spirit of a man who wished to accomplish as much good as possible, his foundations were not limited to his own University of Oxford. – Catholic Churchmen in Science by James J. Walsh
  3. He was a pilgrim, not because he had often changed his place of abode, but because he sought the 'city which hath foundations, ' and therefore could not be at home here. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  4. Build with great care and skill the foundations upon which is to be reared a life whose influences are to reach into the ages that have no end. – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  5. Both, I am sensible, have their foundations on a rock. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  6. Had she never reflected upon the august foundations of the social order? – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  7. But, if it makes you any happier, I may as well tell you that I was at Uplands that night, and I did get out through the foundations!" – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
  8. Other foundations were more definitely inspired by charity and pity. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  9. That the city- wall hath twelve foundations. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  10. All these fanciful foundations of the Earth had to be given up, and it was recognized as a globe, isolated in every part. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  11. I have two openings in the floor with a long passage leading from each down through the foundations and opening at the bottom of the pond. – The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children by Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo)
  12. I sank back, my house of cards was trembling to its foundations. – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  13. And is he not serenest and happiest whose life rests on these as a house upon its foundations? – All's for the Best by T. S. Arthur
  14. It seems to me that I have scarcely said anything about this great and famous capital, which in my opinion is built on somewhat precarious foundations. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. It was the crash of an unmistakable gun, that shook the town to its foundations and brought the inhabitants to their feet in an instant. – Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska by Charles Warren Stoddard
  16. Had the Egyptian buildings been built on sure foundations, they would have been preserved to a much greater extent even than they are. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery by L.W. King and H.R. Hall
  17. On these foundations, seem to rest the midnight riot and dissipation of modern assemblies. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. It passed close under the castle walls, or, rather, close along the margin of the ditch which separated the foundations of the castle from the main land. – Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott
  19. " I never realized before that our happiness and comfort were built on such foundations;" she said, ignoring my remark. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. In this and other ways, the indirect uses of even the later parts of mathematical logic are very great; but it is now time to turn our attention to its philosophical foundations. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell