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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A rock at edge of two intersecting masonry walls; A rock in the exterior of a large and important building; The fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained.

Usage examples (33)
  • The cornerstone is to have a MAJORITY of honest cops, first, or it won't work.
  • When a bull market returns, the will to transform what some dub the cornerstone of Japan's capitalist system will surely evaporate.
  • We should be fostering faith -- and any attempts to explain our beliefs without that core value as its cornerstone is doomed to fail.
  • I thought the cornerstone was the individual mandate. for more
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