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 Meanings and Examples of GROUNDWORK
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groundwork
 n.  foundation or basis; fundamental parts that support or allow for the rest
Classic Sentence:
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 Austen
Get 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 Hardy
Get 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.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
Example Sentence:
1  Lu was on track to graduate with a master's degree next year; she had already laid the groundwork for a career.
2  The first meeting laid the groundwork for the final agreement.