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Synonyms for foundation

Synonyms for foundation

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

a fundamental principle or underlying concept

a justifying fact or consideration

Synonyms for foundation

the basis on which something is grounded

an institution supported by an endowment

education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge


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

a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body

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These, in the accomplishment of your undertaking, you were summoned to encounter in their most hideous forms; these you met with that fortitude, and combated with that perseverance, which you had promised in their anticipation; these you completely vanquished in establishing the foundations of New England, and the day which we now commemorate is the perpetual memorial of your triumph.
foundations) and correspondencies or relations with other states--a common meaning of "correspondence" and "correspondency" in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Because, as is stated above, he who has not first laid his foundations may be able with great ability to lay them afterwards, but they will be laid with trouble to the architect and danger to the building.
Having restored his authority, not to leave it at risk by trusting either to the French or other outside forces, he had recourse to his wiles, and he knew so well how to conceal his mind that, by the mediation of Signor Pagolo--whom the duke did not fail to secure with all kinds of attention, giving him money, apparel, and horses--the Orsini were reconciled, so that their simplicity brought them into his power at Sinigalia.[*] Having exterminated the leaders, and turned their partisans into his friends, the duke laid sufficiently good foundations to his power, having all the Romagna and the Duchy of Urbino; and the people now beginning to appreciate their prosperity, he gained them all over to himself.
Yet there were in the duke such boldness and ability, and he knew so well how men are to be won or lost, and so firm were the foundations which in so short a time he had laid, that if he had not had those armies on his back, or if he had been in good health, he would have overcome all difficulties.
There are in every part of the valley a great many of these massive stone foundations which have no houses upon them.
The Miso Credit Foundation plans to open some 50 branches by May 2010 and gradually expand branches up to 300 through 2010.
Corporate foundation giving exceeded $4 billion for the first time in 2006, says Steven Lawrence, senior director of research at the Foundation Center.
The Ford Foundation has a long history of funding efforts to subvert national sovereignty and to foment unrest in the interest of pursuing internationalist goals in the United States and abroad.
Foundation members had grown weary of hearing public officials delivering sermons and promising religious groups access to the public purse.
"Through the kindness and generosity of professional athletes, Starlight Starbright volunteers and the greater New York real estate and business communities, the foundation is pleased to announce more than $350,000 was raised to further our mission," said Jeffrey Gural, Chairman of Newmark Knight Frank and President of the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation of NY*NJ*CT Board of Directors.
The first community foundation was established in 1914 by a prominent Cleveland attorney and banker, Frederick H.
Have you considered making your contribution to the MTNA FOUNDATION FUND online?
In an interview just two months into the job, Dean Wright cautioned that he is still "figuring out which end is up," but has some initial thoughts about the direction he would like to see the foundation take.
Miles is a renowned dental practice consultant and a member of the ADAA Foundation Board of Directors and the ADAA Editorial Advisory Board.
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