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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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They rest on fragments of the underlying sandstone, and are covered by a few inches thick of detritus.
It was impossible to doubt that Heaven had some holy purpose underlying it all, at the sight of the woman who had taken a mother's lot upon herself, as Jesus Christ had taken the form of a man, who gleaned and suffered and ran into debt for her little waifs; a woman who defrauded herself in her reckonings, and would not own that she was ruining herself that she might be a Mother.
In some of the larger towns there are artels of a much more complex kind-- permanent associations, possessing large capital, and pecuniarily responsible for the acts of the individual members." The word "artel," despite its apparent similarity, has, Mr Aylmer Maude assures me, no connection with "ars" or "arte." Its root is that of the verb "rotisya," to bind oneself by an oath; and it is generally admitted to be only another form of "rota," which now signifies a "regimental company." In both words the underlying idea is that of a body of men united by an oath.
It was as if God's World had fallen into the muck mire of the abyss underlying the bottom of hell; as if Jehovah's Commandments had been presented on carved stone to the monkeys of the monkey cage at the Zoo; as if the Sermon on the Mount had been preached in a roaring bedlam of lunatics.
For the first quarter, the company reported net sales1 of $766 million, flat both on a reported and underlying basis2 compared to the same prior-year period.
Rio Tinto chief executive J-S Jacques said "We have reported another strong set of results with underlying EBITDA of $9.2 billion and operating cash flow of $5.2 billion.
The publisher of tabloid newspaper Daily Mail said total group revenue was down 2% year-on-year on a reported basis but saw an underlying 1% rise in the nine month period until June 30.
The first is coverage above other insurance policies, referred to in this coverage form as "underlying insurance."
Summary: This report analyzes and forecasts the market for roofing underlying materials at the global and regional level.
We are addressing a case of mistaken identity involving the present participle, underlining, which occurs in the structure: 'underlining the event is the re-enactment of the life and times...' The word underlining is here confused with underlying. To solve this problem, we must trace the two verbs to their respective basic forms: underline - underlining; underlie - underlying.
Unlike excess policies, which are normally "following form" policies mirroring the coverage of the underlying policy while adding their own excess limits, umbrella policies go a step further by providing broader coverage beyond the underlying policy.