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rock (something) to its foundations

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate rocked the party to its foundations, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, rock

shake the foundations of (something)

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The death of her son shook the foundations of her beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate shook the foundations of the party, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, of, shake

rock the foundations of (something)

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The death of her son rocked the foundations of her beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate rocked the foundations of the party, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, of, rock

shake (something) to its foundations

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate shook the party to its foundations, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, shake

shake (something) to the foundations

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate shook the party to the foundations, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, shake

shake something to the foundations

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shake something to its foundations

If someone or something shakes something to the foundations or shakes it to its foundations, they damage it, change it or shock it very much. Her faith, which had been so strong, was shaken to the foundations. When an American president is forced to resign, the country is shaken to its foundations. Note: The verb rock is sometimes used instead of shake. The music industry was rocked to its foundations last night when it was revealed that the Midlands' top live music venue was to close.

shake/rock the ˈfoundations of something

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shake/rock something to its ˈfoundations

cause people to question their basic beliefs about something: This issue has shaken the very foundations of French politics.
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The essential nature of foundational services should not be used by private firms to extract concessions from us; instead, it should empower us to demand certain conditions of conduct from those firms.
The book will appeal to a wide array of moral theologians and philosophers interested not only in the possibility of a foundational morality grounded in natural law, but also in questions of human rights, interreligious dialogue, moral rhetoric, and sacramental life in broadly pluralistic societies.
Foundational skill assessment--using ACT's WorkKeys system--became a requirement for entering and remaining in the program.
Cooper and Browning's comments regarding foundational truth fall right in line with Shults (2003) and van Huysteen on this point.
Regardless of his reasons, downplaying religion prevents Ceaser from doing full justice to his theory of America's foundational concepts.
Conversely, the more skeptics generalize about the implications of their views, the more they resemble foundational thinking, thereby courting internal contradiction (and inviting response number 2).
Then there is the question of evolving a foundational framework in which the discourse can take place; in other words, before any discussion can take place, representatives of the three faith traditions need to agree on the parameters of discourse: what are the faith positions regarding the physical world?
However, once the foundational implementations are established, the true promise of passive RFID may be realized.
Author John Schwarz applies both his worldly experience, his degree in Christian studies and his years of experience as a teacher at a Christian college and local church to A Handbook of the Christian Faith, a condensed, foundational text that discusses basic scriptures, history, beliefs, and practices that distinguish Christianity from other religions.
In 1994, a year after AmeriCorps was launched, ACE was chosen as one of 11 "national demonstration programs" Since then, CNCS has been ACE's largest foundational benefactor.
While superficially similar to, say, Thomas Struth's or Candida Hofer's quiet interiors, Thurber's images, unlike the Germans' visions of restraint, are as heavily loaded as a good foundational incest myth.
In Santa Clarita, the divers perfected some foundational work, such as pulling a body out of water, rescuing a diver and performing CPR.
Considering conventional practices of marriage and sex foundational to male power over women in antebellum America, Weld and Grimke saw their personal romance as a site of social engineering where they might redeem both; their courtship was an opportunity to remake marriage into an feminist institution and sex into an egalitarian act they shared and enjoyed as equals.
This Stage can be characterised by self-introductions (as a prelude to being a source of content material to other students), brain-storming (limited at this Stage 1 to only accumulating new ideas, yet to be argued in Stage 2), involving divergent thinking to gather various different perceptions in order to explore and to frame each student's context, and helping each other as equals with obtaining content especially in sharing personal experiences and past literature that has been read, which constitute old foundational knowledge.
One benefit of the debate over same-sex blessings is the resulting opportunity (sometimes necessity) for all of us to take a fresh look at our beliefs about many foundational faith questions.
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