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used in 1984 by Orwell

2 uses
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be or form the base for;
or: lie underneath
  • But the principal, underlying cause was that, as early as the beginning of the twentieth century, human equality had become technically possible.
    p. 203.9
underlying = that is the basic (cause)
  • You could grasp the mechanics of the Society you lived in, but not its underlying motives.
    p. 261.5
underlying = causing
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