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An overlying stratum:‘a superstratum of slaves has been put above us, to keep everybody down’
- ‘This action can both reduce the surface pollution of superstratum soil and promote the growth of the mycelia and the funguses.’
- ‘Then the superstratum and underlayer of the protein-embedded lipid bilayer were respectively solvated by the SPC water model, because the SPC model has been applied well in simulating lipid bilayer-water systems.’
- ‘His success is catnip to the supermodels, to the performers who wear his designs, and to the superstrata of the fashion media.’
- ‘Consider the following English phrase as a way of examining a superstratum and substratum.’
- ‘It is protected, however, by a wide pebbly beach on which the waves spend their fury before they reach the superstrata of clay.’
- ‘When a language modifies the grammar of another language then the nation that speaks the first one can be considered a superstratum nation in relation to the nation that speaks the second one.’
- ‘However, other sounds commonly not found may be due to superstratum influence.’
- ‘While Kurdish is a superstratum of Neo-Aramaic, Yiddish is a primary contributor to Israeli.’
- ‘If on the other hand, these were imposed on them by a more powerful superstratum, they had to acquiesce.’
- ‘A standard view in Japanese academic circles is that Japanese was developed as a mixed language between an Austronesian substratum and an Altaic (or ‘Northern’ by the more doubtful) superstratum.’
- ‘His position in the superstrata of rock is assured, even though the enigmatic personality has made it difficult to pinpoint his aims and his role.’
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