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undermine
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The Idiot
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  • You are being undermined, pitilessly undermined, and—and it is really melancholy to see you so calm about it.
  • You are being undermined, pitilessly undermined, and—and it is really melancholy to see you so calm about it.
  • He was proud, and flew into a passion; there was a change of local government which acted in favour of his opponents; his position was undermined, complaints were made against him; he lost his post and came up to Petersburg with his last remaining money, in order to appeal to higher authorities.
  • "As to being undermined, I don’t know what in the world you are driving at, Hippolyte.

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  • Her father had a way of undermining his sister’s lectures on the innate superiority of any given Finch: he always told his daughter the rest of it, quietly and solemnly, but Jean Louise sometimes thought she detected an unmistakably profane glint in Atticus Finch’s eyes, or was it merely the light hitting his glasses?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • He cocked his head, trying on his "I’m so wholesome" routine, but his bloodshot eyes undermined his efforts.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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