01. A sincere desire to help our customers has always been the [foundation] of our business philosophy.
02. Taiwan was [founded] by Sun Yat-Sen.
03. My grandfather helped [found] this company over 75 years ago.
04. Participation by the citizenry is the [foundation] of democracy.
05. The bomb blast shook the [foundations] of the government building.
06. Their marriage has a solid [foundation] because they communicate honestly and openly with one another.
07. The [foundation] of the old house is cracked, and will probably leak in wet weather.
08. There is a Hebrew proverb which states that opinions [founded] on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.
09. Thoreau once remarked that disobedience is the true [foundation] of liberty because the obedient must be slaves.
10. The [foundation] of the activity of a living cell is a set of patterns that describe how it is to function.
11. Martin Luther King once said that man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The [foundation] of such a method is love.
12. Zig Ziglar said that the [foundation] stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
13. Technological developments such as the development of the steam engine laid the [foundation] for the Industrial Revolution.
14. Thomas Jefferson once stated, "I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition, Christianity, one redeeming feature. They are all alike [founded] on fables and mythology."
15. Singer Elton John raised more than $615,000 in November 2000 for his AIDS [foundation] with the sale of thousands of his clothes.
16. The [foundations] of the great European cathedrals go under the earth as far as 45 feet or more, and in some instances, form a mass of stone as great as that of the visible building above the ground.
17. Abdu'l Baha wrote that human happiness is [founded] on spiritual behavior.
18. According to legend, Korea was [founded] in 2333 B.C.
19. The capital city of the Dominican Republic was [founded] by Christopher Columbus' brother, Bartolome, in 1496.
20. Workers who died during construction of the Great Wall of China were often simply buried in the [foundations].
21. The city of Quebec was [founded] by Samuel de Champlain in 1608.
22. Isaac Newton's work in mathematics and physics laid the [foundation] for modern science.
23. The suggestion that I only helped her in order to get some favor in the future is entirely [unfounded].
24. She is a [founding] member of the party and has been a leader in developing its platform.
25. John A. MacDonald was one of the most important [founders] of our nation.
26. Generations ago, our [founding] fathers drew up that most important of documents, the Declaration of Independence.
27. When Sun Yat-Sen, [founder] of the Chinese Republic, died in 1924, the country was in ruins.
28. The environmental organization Greenpeace relies for funding on contributions from individual supporters and [foundation] grants.
29. In the seventeenth century, Bacon, Descartes, Galileo, Kepler, Liebniz and Newton established the [foundations] of modern science, mathematics, and rational thought.

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