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  • nounbasis
  • nounsupporting structure

synonyms for underpinnings

  • base
  • ground
  • support
  • foundation
  • groundwork
  • substructure
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How to use underpinnings in a sentence

The gate of the nameless mausoleum had not been opened for many years, and the wind had heaped the dirt against the underpinnings.
THE ENEMIES OF WOMENVICENTE BLASCO IBEZ
Hewn-stone underpinnings were seldom adopted in those days; the brick-work rests directly upon the solid walls of the cellar.
AN OLD TOWN BY THE SEATHOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH
Either I should have slowed down or waited until they could put in some re-enforced-concrete underpinnings.
ONE THIRD OFFIRVIN S. COBB
Between this oddly opposed pair stands on her solid, sensible underpinnings the figure of Candida.
ICONOCLASTSJAMES HUNEKER
That ship you talked of is awfully plated up topside, but all her underpinnings are pretty weak.
A FLEET IN BEINGRUDYARD KIPLING
The psychological underpinnings and bearings of inflation have been studied deeply in the last few decades.
AFTER THE RAINSAM VAKNIN
Clank, the presses begin again, and all afternoon I iron gentlemen's underpinnings.
WORKING WITH THE WORKING WOMANCORNELIA STRATTON PARKER
You will have cut the underpinnings from beneath the American dollar.
DAMNED IF YOU DON'TGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.