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Synonyms for basis

Synonyms for basis

that on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests

a justifying fact or consideration

an established position from which to operate or deal with others

a fundamental principle or underlying concept

Synonyms for basis

a relation that provides the foundation for something

the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

the most important or necessary part of something

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I made another effort and tore the glove from the base of the thumb into the palm of the hand--and tried to hide the rent.
the hybrid excrescences, with which the fancy of the architects had loaded it during the last two centuries, with all the apses of its chapels, all the gables of its galleries, a thousand weathercocks for the four winds, and its two lofty contiguous towers, whose conical roof, surrounded by battlements at its base, looked like those pointed caps which have their edges turned up.
But," added Ja, "there is an entrance near the base of which even the Mahars know nothing.
The supercargo had noticed how the groups clinging at the bases of the other trees continually diminished.
They rose from their bases hundreds of feet, and they were composed of red volcanic earth, the famous wine-soil of Sonoma.
intermedia of Strickland, having it bluish); the tail has a terminal dark bar, with the bases of the outer feathers externally edged with white; the wings have two black bars; some semi-domestic breeds and some apparently truly wild breeds have, besides the two black bars, the wings chequered with black.
The dark ragged clouds were rapidly driven over the mountains, from their summits nearly down to their bases.
His cranial cavity is continuous with the first neck-vertebra; and in that vertebra the bottom of the spinal canal will measure ten inches across, being eight in height, and of a triangular figure with the base downwards.
So spake the Enemie of Mankind, enclos'd In Serpent, Inmate bad, and toward EVE Address'd his way, not with indented wave, Prone on the ground, as since, but on his reare, Circular base of rising foulds, that tour'd Fould above fould a surging Maze, his Head Crested aloft, and Carbuncle his Eyes; With burnisht Neck of verdant Gold, erect Amidst his circling Spires, that on the grass Floted redundant: pleasing was his shape, And lovely, never since of Serpent kind Lovelier, not those that in ILLYRIA chang'd HERMIONE and CADMUS, or the God In EPIDAURUS; nor to which transformd AMMONIAN JOVE, or CAPITOLINE was seen, Hee with OLYMPIAS, this with her who bore SCIPIO the highth of ROME.
He saw that he was on the highest point of the island, -- a statue on this vast pedestal of granite, nothing human appearing in sight, while the blue ocean beat against the base of the island, and covered it with a fringe of foam.
The sole of one's foot is a mere bagatelle--it will never be anything but just a base, dirty sole.
At the base of one of the mountains, and surrounded on all sides by dense groves, a series of vast terraces of stone rises, step by step, for a considerable distance up the hill side.
This brings us to another point, more difficult to accept and understand than any other requiring belief in a base not usually accepted, or indeed entered on--whether such abnormal growths could have ever changed in their nature.
The suggestion was a good one, for thus many valuable minutes might be saved to us, and, throwing every ounce of my earthly muscles into the effort, I cleared the remaining distance between myself and the cliffs in great leaps and bounds that put me at their base in a moment.
The forest ran to the very base of a cliff, in the face of which were the mouths of many caves.