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undermine
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War and Peace
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  • To them it is only a moment affording opportunities to undermine a rival and obtain an extra cross or ribbon.
  • A was undermining B, D was undermining C, and so on in all possible combinations and permutations.
  • A was undermining B, D was undermining C, and so on in all possible combinations and permutations.
  • Equally right or wrong is he who says that Napoleon went to Moscow because he wanted to, and perished because Alexander desired his destruction, and he who says that an undermined hill weighing a million tons fell because the last navvy struck it for the last time with his mattock.
  • …and the chief of the hospitals asks where the wounded are to go, and a courier from Petersburg brings a letter from the sovereign which does not admit of the possibility of abandoning Moscow, and the commander in chief’s rival, the man who is undermining him (and there are always not merely one but several such), presents a new project diametrically opposed to that of turning to the Kaluga road, and the commander in chief himself needs sleep and refreshment to maintain his energy and a…

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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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