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underlie

[′ən·dər‚lī]
(geology)
To lie or be situated under; to occupy a lower position, or to pass beneath.
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The mystery which underlies the beauty of women is never raised above the reach of all expression until it has claimed kindred with the deeper mystery in our own souls.
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.
Moreover, primary substances are most properly called substances in virtue of the fact that they are the entities which underlie every.
I know that it is futile to, spurn them, or lash them for trying to get on in the world, and that the world is what it must be from the selfish motives which underlie our economic life.