underpin

[ UK /ˌʌndəpˈɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈəndɝˌpɪn/ ]
VERB
  1. support from beneath
  2. support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
    The stories and claims were born out by the evidence
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How To Use underpin In A Sentence

  • Throughout his career he has handled whatever has been thrown at him in a characteristically calm and dignified manner, underpinned by desire and doggedness.
  • Coalitionism was not then only a political creed, but also a web of friendships and habits that underpinned political cooperation.
  • I know that one of the philosophical underpinnings of Creative Commons and other Open Content Licensing models is to not discriminate, which is why they are available to anyone. Lessig's use of Flickr photos: is Creative Commons really a community?
  • In the newer radio drama, classical and real-world references are less overt but underpin the edifice. Times, Sunday Times
  • All of this was underpinned with ample confidence in the friendly disposition of much of the population-presumably loyalist at heart, simply waiting to welcome British military leaders to their hearthstones.
  • The planned cycle of seven books is underpinned by the conceit that there should be one book for each day of the week.
  • I trust his sincerity, but not his understanding of the abstractions which underpin good, stickable, co-ordinated policy. UNCoRRELATED
  • They create a musical universe dominated by multiple percussion and underpinned by Mazinho Lima s tirelessly inventive bass guitar.
  • Certain qualities and values underpin good journalism.
  • We would be reading saddened investigations into the culture of bladder control in the English game and the working-class society that underpins it. Times, Sunday Times
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