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  • v  represent as less significant or important

  • Most people tend to understate their age until they near 90; then longevity suddenly becomes a source of greater pride than irretrievable youth.
  • But the skeptics who say this is a step on the way to universal health care actually understate the case.
  • To call the film's plot labyrinthine is to understate the case.
News & Articles

  • Syria war deaths at 5,000-a-month clip
    PARIS - Civilians are bearing the brunt of the fighting in Syria, Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said Thursday, with 92,901 killings documented there through the end of April, a number that may understate the magnitude of the violence that has devastated cities and villages across the country for 25 months.
    June 13, 2013 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  • Syrian Death Toll Approaches 93,000, U.N. Says
    Navi Pillay, the United Nations human rights chief, said the figure is probably understated and called for an end to the violence.
    June 13, 2013 - New York Times
  • New HUD Report On Housing Discrimination Demonstrates Persistence Of Housing Discrimination But May Understate The ...
    WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study on housing discrimination released today by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) demonstrates the persistence of bias against Latinos, Asians and African Americans, but the methodology used may understate the level of discrimination, according to the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC)."This important HUD ...
    June 11, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  • BETSY MCCAUGHEY in Earthtimes (press release)
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consistently understate the size of the problem, and their lax guidelines give hospitals an excuse to do too little,says Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., Chairman of the national Committee to Reduce...
  • Abby Joseph Cohen in Reuters (press release)
    The demand globally for commodities may surprise ...... because the growth of the economy in those nations may understate the need for certain commodities like industrial metals,Cohen said. "If you are building new cities, if you are...
  • Frank Williams in ITV.com
    I think we should say we are looking for a better future than last year,Williams told reporters at the launch of the new car at the team's Oxfordshire HQ. "We would rather understate than overstate. We want the car to do the talking."

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