UNDERLYING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UNDERLYING
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
underlying
 a.  lying under or beneath something; basic; implicit; taking precedence; prior
Classic Sentence:
1  High up on the plateau at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she saw rolling red hills wherever she looked, with huge outcroppings of the underlying granite and gaunt pines towering somberly everywhere.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  But a deep, underlying spirit of cautiousness prevented his often yielding to appetite in such measure as to lose control of himself.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
3  In both words the underlying idea is that of a.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI — HOW A PRINCE SHOULD CONDUCT HIMSELF SO AS T...
4  The underlying causes of this situation are complicated but discernible.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
5  Levin saw that there was an idea underlying this question with which he did not agree.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 3
6  Sweet it was in one sense, honey-sweet, and sent the same tingling through the nerves as her voice, but with a bitter underlying the sweet, a bitter offensiveness, as one smells in blood.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
7  Thanks to their ramifications, and to the network underlying their relations, Babet, Gueulemer, Claquesous, and Montparnasse were charged with the general enterprise of the ambushes of the department of the Seine.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—COMPOSITION OF THE TROUPE
Example Sentence:
1  To stop a problem you have to understand its underlying causes.
2  There was an underlying current of discontent among teachers.
3  Despite this month's disappointing figures, the underlying trend is healthy.
4  Analysis isolates possible patterns of error which indicate underlying causes.
5  Even so, the underlying trend is positive.
6  Some of the reported difference in rates of metabolism could relate to the severity of the underlying colitis.
7  The underlying theme of the novel is very serious.
8  The bald statistics tell us nothing about the underlying trends.
9  We face a combination of changes in underlying conditions not seen in almost a century.
10  In our hearts we really should realize that the major underlying cause of this predicament is the American lifestyle, our excessive, wasteful habits.
11  The underlying objective is to make international commerce easier and cheaper and to boost incomes around the world.