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underlie
used in My Antonia

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Definition
be or form the base for;
or: lie underneath
  • It took a clear, meditative eye like my grandfather's to foresee that they would enlarge and multiply until they would be, not the Shimerdas' cornfields, or Mr. Bushy's, but the world's cornfields; that their yield would be one of the great economic facts, like the wheat crop of Russia, which underlie all the activities of men, in peace or war.
    Book 1 — The Shimerdas (98% in)

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