Noun : to uncover the emotional underpinnings of an illness. From Dictionary.com.
If that doesn't strike you as a sound long-term underpinning for the United States or our economy, you are absolutely correct. From Wordnik.com. [Philly.com - Latest Videos] Reference
"PNG LNG will provide Santos with long-term underpinning production and cash flows over the project production period," Santos said in a statement. From Wordnik.com. [Latest News - Yahoo!7 News] Reference
So alarming were the comments on what had been said that I began to feel that I had inadvertently taken out the underpinning from the social system. From Wordnik.com. [Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897] Reference
That said, details of the out-of-court agreement reached by the pair have not been made public and neither firm has yet said what the terms underpinning the deal are. From Wordnik.com. [The Register] Reference
"I made an examination in that direction also, but the character of the underpinning is the same all around, and the corners have no distinguishing stones.". From Wordnik.com. [The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages] Reference
This was the "underpinning" on which to rear the structure. From Wordnik.com. [The Education of American Girls] Reference
And the whole kind of underpinning of rules and regulations and funding that helps us accomplish that is what were going to try to do. From Wordnik.com. [Sec Cisneros Asst Sec Cuomo On Homeless Housing] Reference
This be payback time ... those responsible for 'underpinning' Liebour (the 'poor') can pay for it ... big time!. From Wordnik.com. [New Statesman] Reference
NH: "Firstly, I think the idea underpinning all the changes is the right one; after all, the aim was to make overtaking easier. From Wordnik.com. [Pitpass - the latest hottest F1 & A1 GP news] Reference
Just to be sure, I asked my wife whether the word "underpinning" could have a second meaning, and she explained that the plural, "underpinnings," could also mean "underwear.". From Wordnik.com. [The Moderate Voice] Reference
"underpinning," -- a name usually given in New England to foundations of the kind. From Wordnik.com. [A Half-Century of Conflict - Volume II] Reference
Fundamental factors are also underpinning the yen's strength. From Wordnik.com. [China's Yen for Japan's Currency] Reference
But our goal is always to keep intact the underpinning of it. From Wordnik.com. [Marcus Roberts: 'Playing The History Of Jazz'] Reference
GDP, underpinning Bahrain's strong economic growth in recent years. From Wordnik.com. [The 2007 CIA World Factbook] Reference
Israel is being corroded by the ideology underpinning its existence. From Wordnik.com. [Ahmed Moor: Israel Cannot be Both Jewish and Democratic] Reference
She embodies the desolate futility underpinning McDonagh's comic mayhem. From Wordnik.com. [It's an Irish Spring on Broadway] Reference
Freedom of speech and protest is a critical underpinning of how this nation was built. From Wordnik.com. [Sophia A. Nelson: Was it the Right Thing to do to Pressure Pastor Jones not to Burn the Quran?] Reference
A more "powerful philosophical underpinning" of our country is private property rights. From Wordnik.com. [How Does Confiscation Encourage Wealth Creation?] Reference
It supplied the moral underpinning for the long struggle against communism that ensued. From Wordnik.com. [The Innocents Of Wwii?] Reference
"In these particular areas, I think the technology imprint is an important underpinning," he says. From Wordnik.com. [Where To Live Cheaply] Reference
Many men genuinely want to change their role but don't have enough emotional underpinning, he says. From Wordnik.com. [Fixing The 'Between'] Reference
Parents have to construct a strong underpinning so their kids are equipped to face whatever's ahead. From Wordnik.com. [A Peaceful Adolescence] Reference
"There's just a general underpinning level of concern about the economy and the equities market," said. From Wordnik.com. [Gold Prices Push Higher] Reference
After which Hubbard, crouching with his pick, offered practical tuition in the science of underpinning. From Wordnik.com. [Pushed and the Return Push] Reference
That NPR report shared a Harvard math professor's finding concerning the essential underpinning of Capitalism. From Wordnik.com. [Matthew Anderson: Lower Case Capitalism] Reference
There's evidence that they play important roles, but the molecular underpinning of that is really still unknown. From Wordnik.com. [When the Body Attacks Itself] Reference
Over the years I've watched China emerge as an economic dynamo, but I've also seen the frailties underpinning its system. From Wordnik.com. [A Race We Can All Win] Reference
Graham introduced legislation last week that would give the administration legal underpinning to hold detainees indefinitely. From Wordnik.com. [Little Progress On Closing Guantanamo As Trials Start] Reference
Now, Ike and Tina's style passed black music in a light that really combined rock and roll with the underpinning of soul and blues. From Wordnik.com. [Ike Turner Dies at 76] Reference
Adding to the academic underpinning of the area is the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia which sits adjacent to Clark Park. From Wordnik.com. [Steve Poses: On the Road: Philadelphia's Neighborhood Farmers' Markets -- Clark Park] Reference
Despite the lack of reliable evidence underpinning the treatments being offered, the number of people resorting to stem cell tourism is growing. From Wordnik.com. [Stem cell clinics: experts insist claims of cure-all are medically unproven] Reference
Getting CNPC onboard is important because it would be the cornerstone buyer underpinning Chevron's plans to more than double the capacity of Wheatstone to 25 million metric tons. From Wordnik.com. [Chevron Nears Natural-Gas Deal With CNPC] Reference
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