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It is also much used as a basis for numerous other dressings.

So, with Sidney the basis of his happiness, he made the most of his evening's freedom.

He was not certain that the boy's statement had any basis in fact.

You must have a good glider as the basis of a successful flying machine.

There is no religion in the world that has any other basis than hearsay evidence.

Bedr's story, largely false as it might be, must have a basis of truth.

So much for the basis upon which I propose that we shall work.

But Freeland, and not this time our own coast possessions, is to form the basis of the operations.

On that as a basis I think we can speedily form an acquaintance.

There is only one element, which is the basis of everything.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "bottom or foundation (of something material)," from Latin basis "foundation," from Greek basis "a step, stand, base, that whereon one stands," from bainein "go, step" (see come). Transferred and figurative senses (of immaterial things) are from c.1600.

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