"I don't want to overstate or understate our level of concern," said McQuade, the Catholic bishops' spokesperson.
To say she was disturbed by the results would be to understate her reaction.
Yet such tempered remarks may understate the significance of the challenge awaiting Krueger.
I do not understate the complexity and sensitivity of achieving such a global agreement.
I don't want to understate either, however; these are the major chronic diseases we should be expecting Medicaid to help.
There is, of course, no call to understate the importance of material goods or of manual labor.
To say that Ailie was delighted, would be to understate the fact very much.
Jimmy yelled with joy, and thanked the printer for his intelligent misreading of understate. '
I have been careful rather to understate than exaggerate the case.
Yet knowing the bias that had been his he was careful to understate rather than to overstate his reasons.