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uhn der lahy

  • v  be or form the base for
  • v  lie underneath

  • But because defects in the mitochondria may underlie an astonishing range of very familiar illnesses, researchers are beginning to suspect that the real number is vastly higher.
  • Labor suspects that it knows what causes underlie the discrimination against 40-year-oldsters.
  • But the studies do highlight the very different ideas researchers have today about the mechanisms that underlie the condition.

  • Henry Paulson in AFP
    As we manage through the current challenges, we must also focus on the long-term fundamentals that underlie sustainable growth in both our nations,said Paulson, who led the US side to the two-day cabinet-level "strategic economic...
  • Stephen Breyer in Fort Smith Times Record
    There is no reason why judges should "consider the basic values that underlie a constitutional provision and their contemporary significance," as Justice Stephen Breyer said in his dissent against the Supreme Court's gun control decision.
  • John Negroponte in Reuters
    But Negroponte said the United States needed a better understanding of "what China has in mind with respect to its military modernization, what the doctrines are that underlie this and what their intentions are".

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