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Usage examples for underlie

  1. Usually it will be found that a number of these extraordinarily abstract questions underlie any one of the big obvious problems. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  2. It seems proper to declare the general principles that should, in my opinion, underlie our national efforts in this direction. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. But Christ does not insist on His claims, and therefore the remembrance of them ought to underlie all our lives and to lead to constant glad devotion. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  4. Therefore, authority means force, and a basis of just judgement should underlie force. – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  5. The agricultural doctrines of this man, interpreted in the light of modern science, are those which underlie modern dry- farming. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe
  6. It is necessary, therefore, to extract from the moral habits the latent rules of conduct which underlie them, and to state these in a general form which the mind can grasp and retain, and which it will be able to apply to new conditions as they arise. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  7. But when he caught sight of her whirling in the waltz with the officer of dragoons whose name he had heard coupled with hers, and saw her flash on him the light and power of eyes which were to him the windows of all the heaven he knew, as they swam together in the joy of the rhythm, of the motion, of the music, suddenly the whole frame of the dream wherein he wandered, trembled, shook, fell down into the dreary vaults that underlie all the airy castles that have other foundation than the will of the eternal Builder. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  8. I now come to the principles which, it appears to me, must underlie the solution of this problem. – Ireland In The New Century by Horace Plunkett
  9. No conditions being attached to this appointment, it seemed a suitable opportunity to discuss, so far as possible in the language of the moment, some of the implicits which I believe to underlie human effort and achievement in the domain of the spiritual life. – The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day by Evelyn Underhill
  10. This will often afford a good opportunity of observing the boundless egoism of man's nature, and his total lack of consideration for others; and if these defects show themselves in small things, or merely in his general demeanor, you will find that they also underlie his action in matters of importance, although he may disguise the fact. – Counsels and Maxims From The Essays Of Arthur Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  11. I feel well assured that it will be better to trust the rights, privileges, and immunities of the citizens to tribunals thus established, and presided over by competent and impartial judges, bound by fixed rules of law and evidence, and where the rights of trial by jury is guaranteed and secured, than to the caprice and judgment of an officer of the bureau, who, it is possible, may be entirely ignorant of the principles that underlie the just administration of the law. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  12. The " alum- schists," as they are called in Sweden, are horizontal argillaceous rocks which underlie conformably certain Lower Silurian strata in the mountain called Kinnekulle, south of the great Wener Lake in Sweden. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  13. In teaching our children, then, we have first to conquer ourselves- that painful, reiterated, primal necessity, which must underlie all teaching. – Study of Child Life by Marion Foster Washburne
  14. Yet the Latin language is still the necessary foundation of one half of human knowledge, and the forms created by Roman genius underlie the whole of our civilisation. – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail
  15. The sources that underlie all life may be finding vent in a rhyme where the poet imagined he was breathing some little, superficial vein of his own; but in the reader he may unawares have reached the wells of inmost passion and given them release. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  16. They are also some of the broad foundation elements which underlie, in whole or in part, all other stage- acting- material. – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  17. What principles underlie it? – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
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