without foundation

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Here he had the gratification of finding that his fears were without foundation, for the landlord was leaning against the door-post looking lazily at the rain, which had by this time begun to descend heavily, and no tinkling of cracked bell, nor boisterous shout, nor noisy chorus, gave note of company within.
It has been suggested that an assignment of the public securities of one State to the citizens of another, would enable them to prosecute that State in the federal courts for the amount of those securities; a suggestion which the following considerations prove to be without foundation.
It was not without foundation that a report of the king's intention to leave Paris by night had been circulated.
That would boom the market; she will buy heavily, and she will certainly lose when Beauchamp announces the following day, in his gazette, `The report circulated by some usually well-informed persons that the king was seen yesterday at Gabrielle's house, is totally without foundation.
Myself nor my advisors have ever made any statements about that so all presumptions made are totally without foundation.
The former prime minister wrote to the committee last month saying any claim of him deliberately trying to stop IRA victims receiving compensation is "utterly without foundation and wrong".
His claim about colour barring him from the England skipper's job was without foundation.
He wrote: "The work of this inquiry has established beyond doubt that all the most serious allegations, made against the British soldiers involved in the Battle of Danny Boy and its aftermath and which have been hanging over those soldiers for the last 10 years, have been found to be wholly without foundation and entirely the product of deliberate lies, reckless speculation and ingrained hostility.
I, like everyone else, was shocked to hear of these allegations and I am absolutely positive that they are without foundation.
Under make-up it gave my skin an incredible dewy finish but I was actually happy to wear it on its own without foundation.
The finish is soft and natural, even without foundation and it stayed in place for hours without creasing.
And Poyet warned it has become "too easy" for any player or manager to accuse opponents of racism without foundation.