underscoring


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un·der·score

 (ŭn′dər-skôr′)
tr.v. un·der·scored, un·der·scor·ing, un·der·scores
1. To underline: underscored the incorrect answers in red ink.
2.
a. To put emphasis on; stress: In a press release, the leaders underscored their commitment to continued negotiations.
b. To cause to appear important or deserving of attention: The energy crisis underscored the need to increase fuel efficiency.
n.
A line drawn under writing or text to indicate emphasis or italic type.

underscoring

(ˈʌndəˌskɔːrɪŋ)
n
1. the practice of drawing or scoring a line or mark under
2. the fact of stressing or reinforcing
3. (Film) films the playing of music quietly during dialogue or when there is no dialogue
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The scene was a plain, bare, monotonous vault of a school-room, and the speaker's square forefinger emphasized his observations by underscoring every sentence with a line on the schoolmaster's sleeve.
Hudon sets out to refute the "negative stereotype" (50) of the papacy as repressive and absolutist by downplaying the triumph of "intransigents" over "spiritualists" in the refoundation of the Roman Inquisition (1542), emphasizing Trent's investment in episcopal leadership, and underscoring the varieties and even incoherence of much sixteenth-century papal policy.
Alongside central pieces emphasizing the Bonpartist outcome in France, highlighting the contradictory aims of the constitutional reforms and national ambitions in Germany, and underscoring the range and interconnection of political, social, and national revolutions in the Habsburg Empire, is a selection of essays on the revolutionary experience in such lesser-known regions as Moldavia, Wallachia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Bavaria, and Scandinavia.
In Installment 5, a young man murders a taxi driver - famously depicted in agonizingly distended detail, underscoring the sheer physical difficulty of murder - and is subsequently executed by the state.
From the elections of 1909, in which Republicans took over the city council, to paralyzing divisions during the Republic itself, the author cogently structures debates and parties while underscoring the continuing currents that separated forces of reform.
Very funny clips,'' Garry Shandling deadpanned about the moments - or virtual lack of same - shown from the nominees for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, underscoring how the ceremony fails to give viewers any insight on what the nominated shows are like.