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underlying

adjective based on, basic, built on, deep-rooted, elemental, elementary, essential, latent, not evident, obscure, original, primal, primary, rudimentary, supporting, undermost, unseen
Associated concepts: underlying contract, underlying fact, underlying obligation
See also: basic, cardinal, central, essential, fundamental, initial, latent, organic, original, primary, rudimentary, substantive, virtual
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Plenty of time," answered a soft voice with an underlying melancholy in it, plainly distinguishable though it had only spoken three words.
It was as if God's World had fallen into the muck mire of the abyss underlying the bottom of hell; as if Jehovah's Commandments had been presented on carved stone to the monkeys of the monkey cage at the Zoo; as if the Sermon on the Mount had been preached in a roaring bedlam of lunatics.
The many cases on record of a formation conformably covered, after an enormous interval of time, by another and later formation, without the underlying bed having suffered in the interval any wear and tear, seem explicable only on the view of the bottom of the sea not rarely lying for ages in an unaltered condition.
Observaciones Geologicas,' 1857), this district, and he believes that the bones of the extinct mammals were washed out of the underlying Pampean deposit, and subsequently became embedded with the still existing shells; but I am not convinced by his remarks.
Very rarely, therefore, did any one seek the motives underlying his praiseworthy turn for thrift; for it pleased others, for the most part, to set it down to a not unnatural wish to increase the amount of the savings that were to render his old age comfortable.
It was impossible to doubt that Heaven had some holy purpose underlying it all, at the sight of the woman who had taken a mother's lot upon herself, as Jesus Christ had taken the form of a man, who gleaned and suffered and ran into debt for her little waifs; a woman who defrauded herself in her reckonings, and would not own that she was ruining herself that she might be a Mother.
I was without confidence in the future, extremely doubtful, and yet I felt no underlying fear.
There is no inconsistency in this If, as we maintain, mind and matter are neither of them the actual stuff of reality, but different convenient groupings of an underlying material, then, clearly, the question whether, in regard to a given phenomenon, we are to seek a physical or a mental cause, is merely one to be decided by trial.
Levin saw that there was an idea underlying this question with which he did not agree.
Underlying core earnings and underlying core EPS were flat, year-to-year
In Technical Advice Memorandum (TAM) 200224004, the IRS held Federal Communications Commission (FCC) television licenses were like-kind to FCC radio licenses, by focusing on the underlying property's fundamental nature (i.
Likewise, the teacher will not confine herself to the "surface" of the student--his immediate mistakes and problems--but will ascertain his underlying issues, both within a lesson and over a course of study, and confront them in myriad ways.