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underpinnings

n. the legs. He has good underpinnings—ought to be able to run faster. With underpinnings like that, he ought to be able to win the marathon.
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Macroeconomics has no rigorous microeconomic underpinnings, and cannot have them because of the diversity of economic agents and the need to aggregate their behavior.
However, when you examine the exotic underpinnings, unusual materials and extraordinary scientific effort that went into this car, the Insight serves as much as a topic of conversation as it does transportation.
Lacking these disparate and qualitatively different underpinnings, the beliefs of humanist and Christian Scientist, wherever they diverge, might command equal credence.
As a theory of performance, the theoretical underpinnings of the Emotional Competence Inventory are that it is a competency-based methodology with behavioral differentiators based in research that looked at what the outstanding performers did, thought, said and felt that contributed to their success.
For all its underpinnings in realpolitik, the strategy committed the United States to multilateralism.
Most underpinnings change little, although the base engine gets more horsepower, now reaching 153.
We had some dramatic sell-offs, but the underpinnings of the market were very strong.
Byrd manages to retain the story's underpinnings of fantasy, humor, and emotion, while substituting a brilliantly inventive and entertaining update of its content.
Brain scans of this man and five people who frequently hear voices as a result of their schizophrenia have yielded the first direct look at the biological underpinnings of hallucinations, according to a report in the Nov.
Next to a few of these images appeared the artist's handwritten commentary, surprisingly effective, paracritical texts designed to gently unravel the stereotypes presented in the images, which often served to reveal the erotic underpinnings, or the cross-cultural and pagan sources of Church doctrine.
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They reveal the underpinnings of each girl's personality with unfailing precision.
Speaking directly to the audience from time to time, she poses rhetorical questions that have political, social, and artistic underpinnings, or she simply details a technical maneuver.
President Clinton chartered the 14-member committee to investigate the research value and ethical underpinnings of 13 specific human radiation experiments -- and those of any others it could track down.
Hers is less a button-pushing attack on the odious politics of the Church than it is a playful uncovering of the erotic and sadistic underpinnings of Catholic ritual and dogma.