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Example sentences from the Web for underplay
There were other considerations, and I don’t want to underplay the logistical challenges posed by the pandemic.Philip Guston’s art speaks to our present moment. We shouldn’t have to wait to see it.|Sebastian Smee|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
One of Smith's biggest internal challenges is a perception that he long underplayed the severity of the investigation — presenting it as a relatively minor accounting problem.Billionaire philanthropist Robert Smith's tax fraud roils Vista Equity|Dan Primack|October 16, 2020|Axios
I won’t underplay the depth and complexity of California’s challenges.
These statements mark a shift for public bodies that, for decades, have underplayed health research on social issues.Racism used to be considered a US public health issue until Nixon interfered|Olivia Goldhill|August 1, 2020|Quartz
What she did need to worry about was trying to underplay her book in view of the attention it drew.Thank You, Elizabeth Wurtzel: ‘Prozac Nation’ Turns 20|Nicolaus Mills|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To say that this is an unusual moment would be to underplay how unique it really is.
Unknown forces are all the time engaged in a mystic underplay which is the real action of the piece.August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt|L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
Especially with a purple speech like that; you've simply got to learn to underplay.My Fair Planet|Evelyn E. Smith