• WordNet 3.6
    • n underling an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Underling A mean, sorry fellow. "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
      But in ourselves, that we are underlings ."
    • Underling An inferior person or agent; a subordinate; a low-ranking employee.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n underling One who is subordinate to another, especially in some mean or servile capacity; hence, a mean, sorry fellow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Underling un′dėr-ling an inferior person or agent: a sorry, mean fellow.
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  • William Shakespeare
    “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves; we are underlings.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Under, + -ling,


In literature:

The underlings, generally speaking, had but a slender allowance of either.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
Here was Jupiter plucked by the beard, and called hard names to his face, by one of the mere underlings of his dominions!
"Shoulder-Straps" by Henry Morford
Nevertheless he got results, and none of his experienced underlings ever kicked, for the pay was right.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
Would you not think the padre some underling, and she a ruler giving laws?
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Miko, Moa and Coniston, with their five underlings, could not be found.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
Before Sargeant could prevent it, an underling had waved a white sheet from one of the upper windows in surrender.
"The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay" by Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
It is the noble that bestoweth, not the underling that attaineth.
"The Instruction of Ptah-Hotep and the Instruction of Ke'Gemni" by Battiscombe G. Gunn
The Frank duke was supreme, and his underlings had arbitrary power.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
With an underling in his place at the door, Captain Taylor advanced to take charge of the marshaling of the jury panel.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
A King's order makes the police of the world my underlings!
"Wings of the Wind" by Credo Harris
How all these underling Ministers would crumple up!
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
Don't waste time with underlings, go to the top and wave my name around like an orange flag.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse
I just can't have my clerks and underlings running around over the country taking my time.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
So you and your sister found refuge among your underlings?
"A Prince of Good Fellows" by Robert Barr
Eugene felt in a way as though he were talking to an underling, and did not pay very definite attention to him.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
In the third mat there was something which we took to be their idol, though of an underling sort, and wanted putting together.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
I must go out as if I were a mere underling to earn my own living.
"Hard Pressed" by Fred M. White
He had failed to control his underlings.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
Or even if you are a superman, Mr. O'Bannon, you couldn't be sure all your underlings were equally noble.
"Manslaughter" by Alice Duer Miller
The guests had all returned to the castle, and only Eckardt, the police commissary, remained, with the forester and his underlings.
"The Secrets of Potsdam" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

Fence Thou Thy Child, O Merciful,
When hate shall cavil at His worth;
When underlings like Haman rule
Hold Thou the golden sceptre forth.
"The Magi To The Star" by Mary Hannay Foott
His other brothers, proud and high,
Masters, who, in prosperity,
Might rival kings;
Who made the bravest and the best
The bondsmen of their high behest,
Their underlings;
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

The move toward centralized state control took a step forward last week when our big government imposed an unprecedented $3.4 million penalty on an underling government as punishment for an act of defiance.
There is probably a gang of underlings that come in when the cameras to caulk the baseboard and trim, fill the nail holes, seal the knots and prime the trim.
While President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leisurely relishes the Manhattan highlife , his Iranian underlings have been scouring the town for low prices — including cheap shoes.
It's good to know that some corporate chieftains feel the pain of their underlings, who keep being forced to do more for less.
It's good to know that some corporate chieftains do feel the pain of their underlings – those hard-hit workers who keep being forced to do more for less reward.
Craig Petties drug-ring underling blows his Memphis plea deal.
Still, that hasn't stopped some employers, for whom underlings represent low-hanging fruit in the dating pool.
But it could just as well have applied to the Parker Posey type — powerful and wonderfully imperious, with a habit of cutting her underlings down to size.
But it could just as well have applied to the Parker Posey type -- powerful and wonderfully imperious, with a habit of cutting her underlings down to size.
Prosecutors also added counts against the two former underlings, Timothy M Curley and Gary C Schultz.
Rigas clan blames underlings for Adelphia's financial ruin.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announces new criminal charges against former Penn State President Graham Spanier and added charges against two former underlings, Timothy Curley and Gary Schultz.

In science:

The usual point of view that the underling geometry of space-time is Riemannian is thought of to be further strengthened by the constructive-axiomatic formulation (EPS conditions) of General Relativity due to Ehlers, Pirani and Schild .
Generalized Metrical Multi-Time Lagrange Model for General Relativity and Electromagnetism
What properties of the graph can be inferred from properties of the process (for instance, are there interesting relations between the spectrum of the Ising dynamics and the graph spectrum)? A harder challenge is to infer non-trivial global properties of the underling graph from local observations of the process.
Determining the Genus of a Map by Local Observation of a Simple Random Process
In this section, we present the main structure underling our model, the generalized disjunctive paraconsistent relations.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
In this section, we present the main structure underling our model, the extended generalized disjunctive paraconsistent relations.
An Extended Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Disjunctive Information
We denote by Aut(P ) the group of al l automorphisms of the underling principal bundle P , not the “gauge group” of vertical principal automorphisms, as it is sometimes done in Physics.
Lagrangian reductive structures on gauge-natural bundles
Thus, because there is a random gauge associated with Ψ, there is an underling PDF associated with it as well.
The Notion of a Random Gauge and its Interpretation
Nevertheless, in the specific case when the underling random field is the Ising model, a straightforward computation Theorem 3 in [BMS08] shows that, when the number of total sites is O(enβ ), 0 ≤ β < 1, the maximum size of the allowed neighborhood is O(log n).
Sharp oracle inequalities and slope heuristic for specification probabilities estimation in general random fields
Roughly speaking, the randomness of a translation depends only on the specific location in the underling space Rd while it does not depend on its fuzzy shape.
A decomposition theorem for fuzzy set-valued random variables and a characterization of fuzzy random translation
The regularization procedure involves re-expressing some variables by Thiemann’s trick, point-splitting, triangulating Σ in adaptation to some graph α ∪ X underling a cylindrical function, and replacing connections by holonomies.
Extension of Loop Quantum Gravity to Metric Theories beyond General Relativity
Note that it follows from the uniqueness result (1.1) that entropy is a function of the underling graph limit, and it does not depend on the choice of the graphon representing it.
The entropy of random-free graphons and properties
In the first one , the brane is a static solution of the underling theory and the cosmological evolution is due to the time development of the fields, while in the second category the cosmological evolution is due to the movement of the brane in the bulk.
Inflation in String Theory and how you can get out of it
We generally assume that the dimension of the underling vector space is at least 4, and use Terwilliger’s classification [Ter05] (or [Ter06, Section 35]) of parameter arrays representing Leonard pairs.
Normalized Leonard pairs and Askey-Wilson relations
However, our experience with scientific exploration of the world indicates that there is some highly aesthetic underling principles of the fabric of this computer game.
LHC card games: bringing about retrocausality?
With b mesons, we can extract leptonic coupling constants because we have the HQET symmetry to help us understand the hadronic side; with kaons, we can extract leptonic coupling constants because we have precise experimental data to help us underL→π+ν ¯ν ) L→π0 ν ¯ν ) and Br(K 0 stand the hadronic side.
Rare Decay Results from KTeV and (rho,eta)_{CKM}
F αβ µν we may proceed to analyze the group structure underling such links.
Linearized gravity as a gauge theory