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underlie
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
be or form the base for;
or: lie underneath
  • There was an underlying consciousness all the while that he should have to master this anger, and tell her everything, and convince her of the facts.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (26% in)
  • But he was now a prey to that worst irritation which arises not simply from annoyances, but from the second consciousness underlying those annoyances, of wasted energy and a degrading preoccupation, which was the reverse of all his former purposes.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (9% in)

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