to mark with a line or lines underneath; underline, as for emphasis.
to stress; emphasize: The recent tragedy underscores the danger of disregarding safety rules.
a line drawn beneath something written or printed.
music for a film soundtrack; background for a film or stage production.
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How to use underscore in a sentence
His work in passing the Affordable Care Act, embracing medical research, and ensuring job training programs are funded underscore what we who work with Jim every day know — when he fights, he delivers.Two more Democrats, Reps. Langevin and McNerney, announce their retirements | Felicia Sonmez | January 18, 2022 | Washington Post
The meta-analysis most of all underscores that there is no secret to happiness, no bliss-bringing epiphany.New Evidence That Therapy Can Make You Happier - Facts So Romantic | Jim Davies | July 1, 2021 | Nautilus
That it came and went largely unnoticed underscores just how irrelevant the Wildcats were this year.NCAA tournament bracketology: Potential bid snatchers to watch on Friday | Patrick Stevens | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Be sure also to only use lowercase letters and hyphens to separate words rather than underscores.Five hacks to enhance your organic CTR and rankings in SERPs | Karl Tablante | January 27, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
The line of questioning underscores how Republicans intend to keep the focus of Wednesday’s hearing on accusations that tech companies are biased against conservatives.Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs clash with Congress in pre-election showdown | Tony Romm, Rachel Lerman, Cat Zakrzewski, Heather Kelly, Elizabeth Dwoskin | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
These terrible roles tended to further underscore that she would always be best-known for wearing a dress.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress | Tim Teeman | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To underscore the “shame,” street sweepers followed along behind the prisoners, cleaning the street.Ukraine Parades for Independence Day Under Putin's Shadow | Anna Nemtsova | August 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To underscore the point: The Constitution strongly protects us against theocrats who would pass religious precepts into law.
They underscore the extent to which our ideas of normality are tied closely to socioeconomic status.
Of course, other elements had to be added in to underscore that concept, and it also became a mother-son movie.Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn on Sex, Violence & More | Marlow Stern | July 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Why the "many frequent and free conversations respecting me and my conduct," which you have taken so much pains to underscore?
Here we underscore c′ and c; and, as the whole thing now reads as e′a, we tack on e′a0 as the Conclusion, with a ¶.Symbolic Logic | Lewis Carroll
Our poets do not need to underscore words or to use heavy headlines and italics.
Amendments can be read by placing cursor over words with a dashed underscore like this.Little Folks (October 1884) | Various
We may pencil on the margin, or underscore, all the leading propositions, and the typical examples.Practical Essays | Alexander Bain
British Dictionary definitions for underscore
to draw or score a line or mark under
to stress or reinforce
a line drawn under written matter
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