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Honesty in thought, in word, in deed––this he would have as the cornerstone of his truth.

He went to lay the cornerstone of the proud edifice of his ambitions.

The cornerstone was relaid, this time under the authority of the Masons.

Of these, the first is the cornerstone of the mental character of the advocate.

We built ours upon the bed rock, and its cornerstone is the home.

One reason perhaps was that it represented the cornerstone of his fortune.

They possess humility, which is the cornerstone of virtues agreeable to heaven.

This volume we are at work on is the cornerstone of that science.

"For it was by her means that the cornerstone of our new home was laid in heaven," he said.

The IMF is the cornerstone and centrepiece of the financial architecture of the world.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from corner (n.) + stone (n.). The figurative use is from early 14c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CORNERSTONE

fundamental

nounbasic, essential part
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