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underlie
used in The Adventures of Augie March

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Definition
be or form the base for;
or: lie underneath
  • Well, that too was a fate to be shared and another underlying bitterness.
    Chapter 11 (29% in)
  • It was so ambiguous and inside-out as to who had paid the price that it had to be taken as amusing, and she hurried and came down from a romantic, sentimental position and denied it all by pretending that this randy talk was the joke of sincerity and deep underlying agreement, a more realistic sort of love.
    Chapter 11 (42% in)

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