verb (used with object), un·der·lay, un·der·lain, un·der·ly·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for underlie
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One of the things that underlie conspiratorial thinking is a teleological bias, the tendency to see intention or planning where it doesn’t exist.Why America Is Ripe for Election Conspiracy Theorizing - Facts So Romantic|Brian Gallagher|November 17, 2020|Nautilus
Indigenous people were hit disproportionately hard by the pandemic, which compounded the underlying health and environmental injustices they already face.How the Navajo Nation helped Democrats win Arizona|Rachel Ramirez|November 12, 2020|Vox
He spent a year working with pianist Billy Taylor at New York’s Downbeat jazz club, learning to adapt Cuban rhythms to the more flexible notion of “swing” that underlies American jazz.Candido Camero, ‘father of modern conga drumming,’ dies at 99|Matt Schudel|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
“In essence the underlying business models for Uber and Lyft were hanging in the balance if Prop 22 did not pass in California to keep the contractor model,” Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives wrote in a research note Wednesday morning.Uber and Lyft shares soar after a California labor-protections vote goes their way|Phil Wahba|November 4, 2020|Fortune
The whole region is underlain by nearly horizontal and undisturbed rocks of the Palaeozoic from the Devonian downward.
This material is underlain by a subsoil of yellow silt loam slightly heavier than the soil.
That principle had underlain the military policy of the nineteenth century both before and after Confederation.
No ice action whatever is visible below the snowline and the snow itself, though wet and compact, is not underlain by ice.The Andes of Southern Peru|Isaiah Bowman
Soils containing considerable calcium or underlain with limestone are well adapted to the growing of the crop.The Vegetable Garden|Anonymous