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used in The Magic Mountain

2 uses
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be or form the base for;
or: lie underneath
  • And yet he would have been less in love with its sound had it not been for the underlying situation, which prepared him emotionally to hear the sweet music emerging from it.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (53% in)
  • ...he formulated awkward, but clearheaded observations about it in his conversations with Naphta and Settembrini, when he would report to them about his cousin's condition; he was rebuked by the Italian, however, for observing that there was an underlying error in the conventional notion that philosophical credulity and sanguine trust in the good are expressions of health, whereas pessimism and condemnation of the world are signs of illness; because otherwise the bleak final state could...
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (89% in)

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