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Synonyms for cornerstone
ˈkɔr nərˌstoʊncor·ner·stone

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  1. basis, base, foundation, fundament, groundwork, cornerstonenoun

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

    "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"

    Synonyms:
    bottom, foundation garment, founding, tail, groundwork, al-Qaida, instauration, butt, pedestal, substructure, posterior, rear end, introduction, can, nates, al-Qaeda, theme, stern, basis, innovation, fundament, nucleotide, foundation, buttocks, prat, radical, root, floor, ground, seat, backside, bum, tooshie, grounding, buns, arse, foot, hindquarters, footing, tail end, behind, origination, understructure, alkali, base, hind end, derriere, rump, ass, home, keister, stem, base of operations, radix, root word, stand, rear, fanny, infrastructure, tush, institution, initiation, al-Qa'ida, creation, bag

  2. cornerstonenoun

    a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies

    Synonyms:
    foundation, base, groundwork, fundament, basis

  3. cornerstonenoun

    a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls

    Synonyms:
    foundation, base, groundwork, fundament, basis

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How to use cornerstone in a sentence?

  1. Jen Psaki:

    President Biden condemns violence and any violence in the strongest possible terms, peaceful protests are a cornerstone of our democracy but smashing windows is not protesting and neither is looting, and actions like these are totally unacceptable.

  2. Al Hussein:

    It’s really quite amazing when you think that freedom of the press, not only a cornerstone of the Constitution but very much something the United States defended over the years, is now itself under attack from the president himself, it’s a sort of stunning turnaround, ultimately the sequences are a dangerous one. You have incitement, fear, self-censorship, banning and then violence.

  3. Police ChiefMedaria Arradondo:

    Public trust is absolutely cornerstone to what I want to see in terms of our culture at the Minneapolis Police Department.

  4. Stephanie Murphy:

    Walt Blackman should emphasize that Democrats are focused on delivering for the American people, especially in this difficult time where Walt Blackman're still trying to get through the pandemic, walt Blackman also need to remind the American people that Most Republicans supported an attack on Walt Blackman democracy and continue to perpetrate a lie that undermines the very cornerstone of Walt Blackman country -- and that is free and fair elections.

  5. Jacek Czaputowicz:

    This right is a cornerstone of many other rights. Any acts of violence against people belonging to religious minorities cannot be accepted.


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