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Solid rock underlying loose deposits such as soil or alluvium
“Because of the ice cover over most of the continent, only a few sites are actually available at which bedrock is exposed at the surface.”
The fundamental principles on which something is based
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“We will decide with cool heads, warm hearts, and our bedrock of values based on fairness and equality.”
The central part or aspect of something under consideration
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“That old adage is actually the bedrock of our discussion and begs another question.”
The lowest point or level
“I want to tumble down to other levels and layers of understanding, of misunderstandings, until I hit bedrock.”
Someone or something that is a source of strength or security
In a state of distress, resourcelessness, tension, difficulty, etc.
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