Examples from the Web for groundwork
“That was a good sign,” said one operative helping to lay the groundwork for a Hillary run.
This premiere has laid down the groundwork for a war: the underdogs and underappreciated will rise.‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Premiere Is Super-Freaky (But a Little Boring)|Kevin Fallon|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The final victory, said Cruz, was “laying the groundwork to repeal every single word of Obamacare.”
Ravenel knows he may not win in November, but he says the run could lay the groundwork for something else down the road.T-Rav: The Reality TV Star Running for Senate in South Carolina|Patricia Murphy|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“He is absolutely laying the groundwork to make a decision,” said Hogan Gidley, a longtime adviser to the governor.
No plaster of Paris (which is sulphate of lime) should be used in the preparation of the groundwork.British Manufacturing Industries|L. Arnoux
Force employed to effect spoliation forms the groundwork of human annals.Economic Sophisms|Frederic Bastiat
The border and groundwork in point d'esprit, the centre star in point de reprise, the pattern in point de toile.Beeton's Book of Needlework|Isabella Beeton
The thrilling period during the last years of our struggle for independence forms the groundwork for Colonel Nortons latest work.Wheat and Huckleberries|Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
This lexicon came to be the groundwork on which subsequent lexicographers, recognizing its merit, built up their larger works.The Century of Columbus|James J. Walsh