underscore

[ verb uhn-der-skawr, -skohr, uhn-der-skawr, -skohr; noun uhn-der-skawr, -skohr ]SEE DEFINITION OF underscore
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNDERSCORE

This is not, repeat, underscore, not an intervention in planetary government.

So we underscore them, putting a single score under k, and a double one under k′.

I should like to underscore this last sentence, my dears, in view of what comes after.

I underscore the word “hotter,” to denote the prevalent theory.

Underscore all of the adjectives in the following quotation.

Underscore all the verbs and verb phrases in the following quotation.

Why not have the underscore raised to the position of a hyphen and so have a dash that is a dash?

I underscore the word "hotter," to denote the prevalent theory.

Underscore the names with wave lines so that they shall be printed in display type.

Count eighteen words on, then underscore five consecutive ones.

WORD ORIGIN

1771, "to draw a line under," from under + score (v.). The figurative sense of "to emphasize" is attested from 1891. Noun meaning "a line drawn below (something)" is recorded from 1901.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNDERSCORE

accent

verbplace emphasis, importance
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