I have no time to defend petty theives on the basis of ideology.
Chris Matthews, now embraced by tout liberalisme, used to gut Clinton on a nightly basis.
He says he got the idea for the book simply by noticing patterns in the images he was looking on a daily basis.
Abbas had long sought American recognition of the 1967 border as the basis for a peace agreement.
But they provide no basis on which to doubt the raw numbers.
The work is to be commended on the basis of its value to the individual boy.
He was not certain that the boy's statement had any basis in fact.
They have formed the basis of the great improvements in the breeds in Great Britain.
So much for the basis upon which I propose that we shall work.
I am still of opinion that our best way to reach them is from a Chinese basis.
1570s, "bottom or foundation (of something material)," from Latin basis "foundation," from Greek basis "a step, stand, base, that whereon one stands," from bainein "go, step" (see come). Transferred and figurative senses (of immaterial things) are from c.1600.
basis ba·sis (bā'sĭs)
n. pl. ba·ses (-sēz')
The foundation upon which something, such as an anatomical part, rests.