1 The impossibility of not doing everything in the world to make Fanny Price happy, or of ceasing to love Fanny Price, was of course the groundwork of his eloquent answer.
Mansfield Park By Jane AustenGet Context In CHAPTER XXX
2 The groundwork of the face was hopefulness; but over it now I ay like a foreign substance a film of anxiety and grief.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyGet Context In BOOK 1: 4 The Halt on the Turnpike Road
3 In Arthur Dimmesdale, thought and imagination were so active, and sensibility so intense, that the bodily infirmity would be likely to have its groundwork there.
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