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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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The Young Athlete undergirds Metzl's practical advice with anecdotes from his practice as a pediatric sports physician.
If America's national identity and the culture that undergirds it are to be saved, then it is up to Americans to take back the culture.
This paper recommends that the federal government take steps to reassert the sense of partnership and common purpose that undergirds college finance in the United States by enacting an old idea that never had become a reality.
One can hardly overstate the value of having these results of Smith's discussion of the uncompleted project, since insofar as the process of preparation repeated the way he began the projects he did complete, it illustrates the presence, from the beginning, of the dialectic of appropriation and application that undergirds all of the travel books.
His choreography is a unique blend of all his influences, and the classical training that undergirds it is evident.
It fundamentally jeopardizes the separation of powers that undergirds [supports] our constitutional system."
XML is not itself a product, but is a language that undergirds other applications, databases, and processes in the marketplace.
The psychological component, though, is most revealing of the dubious politics that undergirds this movement.
But it isn't clear that Borsook has strong intellectual objections to the "free minds and free markets" matrix that undergirds most of what libertarians say and think.
Spirits are much the same in those uncensored hours - flitting dim figures, half-remembered apparitions, whose industry renews and undergirds our own.
For that's when we are invited to contemplate the elusive reality that undergirds our common life on this earth.