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  • nounbasis for something physical or mental
  • nounestablished institution

synonyms for foundations

  • authority
  • base
  • bedrock
  • groundwork
  • infrastructure
  • support
  • ABCs
  • basics
  • bed
  • bottom
  • foot
  • footing
  • ground
  • guts
  • heart
  • justification
  • nitty-gritty
  • nub
  • prop
  • reason
  • root
  • stay
  • substratum
  • substructure
  • understructure
  • bottom line
  • brass tacks
  • nuts and bolts
  • underpinning
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antonyms for foundations

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  • cowardice
  • exterior
  • exteriority
  • fear
  • outside
  • top
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    How to use foundations in a sentence

    He hardly recognised himself, for, the foundations being shaken, all that was built upon them trembled too.
    THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    Those soaring columns held up the very sky, and their foundations made the earth itself swing true.
    THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    Society in Rome has been stirred to its foundations, for both the parties were well known.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    The Ganges here and there undermines the foundations, and palaces and temples sink into the soft earth or fall entirely down.
    A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
    Scattergood Baines was not a man to shingle his roof before he built his foundations.
    SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
    The foundations of walls enclosing about 50 acres are known to have existed a century and a half ago.
    THE TOWNS OF ROMAN BRITAINJAMES OLIVER BEVAN
    The old shanties are down, and the contractor had a sort of tent erected and has done some work on the foundations.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    The river like a liquid ax is continually cutting away the foundations of the city.
    KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
    As we went on our way, a mouse ran out of a hole in the foundations of a house in front of us.
    KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
    The anchor ties are connected to girders embedded in large concrete blocks in the foundations of the approach viaducts.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
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