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underlie
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Dune
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  • With his deeper truthsense, Paul caught the underlying motive, had to use every ounce of his training to mask his excitement.
  • The underlying import of his words began to take over in her mind, pushing all else aside.
  • GRABEN: a long geological ditch formed when the ground sinks because of movements in the underlying crustal layers.
  • MANTENE: underlying wisdom, supporting argument, first principle.
  • PAN: on Arrakis, any low-lying region or depression created by the subsiding of the underlying basement complex.

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  • There was an underlying strength to her embrace, the kind of muscle tone that came from hard work.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The Theorem of underlying Katherine Predictability, he thought.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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