bedrock bedrock  /ˈbɛd ˌrɑk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil
  2. (n) principles from which other truths can be derived

Usage(s):

  1. Now a prominent Israeli scholar, Rachel Elior, disputes that the Essenes ever existed at all a claim that has shaken the bedrock of biblical scholarship.
  2. The estimates transmitted herewith give the requirements of the bedrock standard of living.
  3. Bloomberg's reversal underscores why term limits inspire robust debate, as both proponents and detractors can claim their position upholds democracy's bedrock principles.

News

  1. Activists keep pushing for N.J. ban on fracking waste

    Environmental groups continued to prod the state Legislature on Tuesday to ban the treatment and disposal of waste generated by hydraulic fracturing, a controversial process used to extract natural gas from deep bedrock.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. Gilbert buys 2 more downtown Detroit buildings

    Ross Benes - Dan Gilbert's Bedrock Real Estate Services LLC has purchased two more downtown Detroit buildings, at 620 and 630 Woodward Ave., and plans to fill them with retail and restaurants.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Crain's Detroit Business

Quotes

  1. On the later, President Obama said this: "I spoke to President Hu about America's bedrock beliefs that all men and women possess certain fundamental human rights," President Obama said. "We do not believe these principles are unique to...
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. "The reason for these distinctions rests upon a bedrock presidential prerogative: for the President to perform his constitutional duties, it is imperative that he receive candid and unfettered advice and that free and open discussions and...
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: Fred Fielding Source: Guardian Unlimited

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