The kernel at the center of Downton Abbey is that ever-appropriate sigh: “Kids these days!”
"It's really your fault," Veda wails, and Mildred recognizes the kernel of truth in her accusation.
However, with our story, to give it dramatic tension, it was almost based on a kernel of truth.
Meanwhile, a tiny rebellion is brewing—the kernel, it seems, for the future Rebel Alliance.
He was so anxious to get at the kernel that he could not stop to examine the nut.
So the monkey went off with his rice, and the crab returned to her hole with the kernel.
The province of Drente is a sandy plateau forming the kernel of the surrounding provinces.
In both the kernel is white, sweet, and agreeable to the taste.
Mahler, we feel again, realizes all the craving that Bruckner breeds for a kernel of feeling in the shell of counterpoint.
Without it seems but as a shell, but within lies the kernel.
Old English cyrnel "seed, kernel, pip," from Proto-Germanic *kurnilo- (cf. Middle High German kornel, Middle Dutch cornel), from the root of corn "seed, grain" (see corn (n.1)) + -el, diminutive suffix. Figurative sense of "core or central part of anything" is from 1550s.
(Note: NOT "kernal").