Maybe I've left out some of the frills, but that was the groundwork of his remarks.
I accepted his denial as the groundwork of a reconciliation.
These form the groundwork of this need-be,—the sine-qua-nons of a house.
Though there may be a mistake in the application, the groundwork is strong and secure.
Sincerity was the groundwork of Kociuszko's dealings with his people.
The groundwork of the material therefore is of a mineral nature.
They are born the owners of a layette which becomes the groundwork of their trousseau.
Every thing and nothing was made the groundwork of ill-will.
We would have laid the groundwork for an empire—the Varn Empire.
But there is so much truth in its groundwork, that it will be well worth your reading.