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Example Sentences for "underlie"

You'll need to find the underlying cause of the problem before you can hope to find any solutionA solid belief in social justice underlies this party's entire political philosophy.

You'll need to find the underlying cause of the problem before you can hope to find any solution.

A doctor's underlying belief system will affect the way he treats his patients.

The underlying principle behind the government's determination to cut social services seems to be the belief that the poor are personally responsible for their situation, and therefore deserve to suffer.

I have certain underlying principles that guide my decisions.

Recent research suggests that environment is the major factor underlying the increase in cancers in our society.

The sand and swampy land underlying the Empress hotel make it very vulnerable in the event of an earthquake.

Police have yet to determine the underlying motive in the attack on a local businessman.

Very strong religious beliefs underlie the President's entire foreign policy strategy.

Cultural insiders are often unconscious of the underlying meanings of their own cultural categories.

Aggression and macho attitudes underlie a lot of the violence in the sport.

Bourke Cockran once suggested that underlying the whole scheme of civilization is the confidence men have in each other, confidence in their integrity, confidence in their honesty, confidence in their future.

Thomas Hardy once wrote that the business of the poet and novelist is to show the sorriness underlying the grandest things, and the grandeur underlying the sorriest things.

Woodrow Wilson once remarked that business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life.

The ancient Greeks believed that mathematical laws underlay the systems of both musical intervals and heavenly bodies.


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