Origin of underdog
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Before I was the underdog, slowly growing so people were rooting me on.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Weiland may look like an underdog across much of the state, but he has a big advantage in one area: Indian Country.South Dakota's Bizarre Four-Way (Senate Election, That Is)|Ben Jacobs|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I've always felt like the underdog, so it was a big deal for me.Michael B. Jordan: Playing a Black Superhero in 'Fantastic Four' Is a 'Huge Responsibility'|Kevin Fallon|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jack Hatch is an underdog who has been written off by the pundits.2016 Dark Horse Martin O'Malley Is Boosting Iowa Democrats (and Himself)|Ben Jacobs|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the 19th century, both sides saw England as the underdog.
The Underdog had become worried over his master's long absence and had trailed him with his unerring canine scent.
But Gud did not hear the bark of the Underdog, for Gud was dead.
And Fidu, the Underdog, followed after Gud, for why shouldn't a mad dog follow a mad master?
Gud was lonely, for he missed his faithful companion, the Underdog, whom he had sold into slavery.
You know, it's quite all right to give the underdog a hand, but only one hand.A Slave is a Slave|Henry Beam Piper
I'm a poor underdog
But tonight I will bark
With the great Overdog
That romps through the dark.
[from "Canis Major," Robert Frost, 1928]