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verb as in underline, emphasize

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Example Sentences

Marrying yourself merely underscores selfishness and self-interest, rather than enabling you to live singly in the best way.

The attack on a BBC TV crew underscores the threat that all journalists face.

But that only underscores the injustice of the sentence here.

This point underscores the extent to which 2016 hovers over everything discussed in this article.

Tocqueville underscores: “The few opulent citizens of a democracy constitute no exception to this rule.”

In edition 11, underscores are used to denote words and phrases italicized for emphasis.

This latter theme, with the motive of Fate, underscores the earlier portions of the dialogue between Golaud and Mélisande.

When the editor underscores a word, the Chinese compositor charges $9 extra for italicizing it.

Continued underscores indicate intentional gaps in sentence.

Sole in the violent welter of those sheets it had no underscores nor any exclamations.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to underscores, such as: highlight, stress, accentuate, mark, indicate, and caption.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.