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Of course, the underpinning issues can be hard to isolate and even harder to treat.
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Third, we worry about the socioeconomic underpinnings of this proposal.
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Public discourse was the foundation of democracy and has been the underpinning of all aspects of government and governance throughout history.
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Distributed ledger technology, commonly known as blockchain, is the underpinning technology of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
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It is well within our capacity to say “No” to our evolutionary bequeathal, especially once we recognize its unethical underpinnings.
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So far, he did not apprehend much difficulty, but he would run some risk over the underpinning of part of the track.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
The item next in importance was the underpinning of the walls with brick wherever it was needed.
THE REPAIR OF CASA GRANDE RUIN, ARIZONA, IN 1891COSMOS MINDELEFF
For underpinning walls, as specified and as above limited, one dollar ($1) for each cubic foot.
THE REPAIR OF CASA GRANDE RUIN, ARIZONA, IN 1891COSMOS MINDELEFF
As to the length of his underpinning, that was apparent also.
YANKEE SHIPS AND YANKEE SAILORS: TALES OF 1812JAMES BARNES
Before another Session we trust the proper spirit will move some underpinning there, for the greater good of the Commonwealth.
PUNCHINELLO, VOL. 1, NO. 9, MAY 28, 1870VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO UNDERPINNING

  • aid
  • assistance
  • brace
  • buttress
  • column
  • mainstay
  • post
  • shore
  • stanchion
  • stay
  • strengthener
  • strut
  • truss
  • underpinning
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