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undergird

To secure, support, or strengthen a structure by tying together a number of individual elements below the soffit of the structure above it.
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This book explores the social roles of women as portrayed within the book of Proverbs, as well as the character archetypes and patriarchal ideologies which undergird the sages' portrayal.
Because this interpersonal, biological alliance can be elevated to something sacramental does not exclude the firm and undeniable realities that undergird it.
This mode of faculty psychology, and the anthropology and ethics they undergird, are alive and well in more than a few thirteenth-century scholastics.
Most visibly, frequently hand-in-glove, site license marketing and sales now drive circulation efforts; internet web and e-mail become the distribution channels of choice; and new methods of producing content undergird the editorial process.
The Group noted the need to strengthen the capital structure of market participants, the capacity of trading mechanisms, and the credit, clearing, and payment systems that undergird trading.
During the same years, ecologists began to appreciate anew the role of evolutionary processes in diversifying the biota and creating the conditions for healthy resilience, a key insight that would soon undergird Leopold's land-ethic philosophy.
Beard presents her revisionist history of ancient Rome, noting that two-thousand years later the imperial city continues to undergird Western culture and politics.
present a graduate or undergraduate textbook introducing the principles that undergird positive behavior supports as a philosophy of practice to address challenging behavior in students with disabilities, and its practical application as a proactive approach in promoting optimal behavior across school-wide, classroom, and individual levels.
In comments filed on May 5, TEI argued that, while aimed at the lawyers, accountants, and other advisers whose opinions undergird tax shelters, the new rules could have the unintended effect of burdening in-house tax professionals with significant mechanical requirements for routine communications.
However, I am most troubled by his long-standing disinterest in, even hostility to, the overlay of constitutional values that must undergird legislating in this country.
Similar "plausibility" arguments undergird everything from George H.
The irony is that this is exactly the same demographic group that has proven least supportive of the education spending required to undergird new-technology development.