undermind vs undermined : Common Errors in English

About undermind vs undermined

Some people believe in a mystical overmind, but not even they believe in an “undermind.” The word is “undermined.” If you dig under a castle wall to prepare to breach its defenses, you are undermining it, digging a mine under it. The metaphor applies to all sorts of weakening of opposing positions, most often in arguments.

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  1. Freedom Under Assault in Putin's Russia

    In recent months, Russian authorities have intensified their assault on basic freedoms and undermined rule of law.. Moscow’s lack of respect for human rights speaks volumes about its reliability as a potential partner to the United States and Europe in addressing pressing international security concerns, from the conflict in Syria to the danger of nuclear proliferation. Moreover, it marks an ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Amnesty International

  2. Senate rejects amendment to delay legalizing immigrants

    The Democratic-led U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican amendment that foes said would have undermined a key element of the White House-backed immigration bill, a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Dairy Herd

  3. U.A.E. Shares Drop as Global Outlook Trumps MSCI; Egypt Declines

    United Arab Emirates shares fell, tracking Asia and Europe, as a revision of World Bank growth forecasts undermined optimism from MSCI Inc. (MSCI) upgrades.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

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