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auspices -- as in: under the auspices of
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  • done under the auspices of the church
  • talks under the auspices of the United Nations
  • It’s being done under the auspices of a legitimate business practice, but in fact it’s concealing behavior that is anything but fair business practice.
    Rob Enderle
  • Have you been doing these kayak trips under the auspices of the CIA?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • Built in 1927 under the auspices of Eleanor Roosevelt, it was the first federal women’s prison, intended as a reformatory.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The restaurant had been refurbished, the food now under the auspices of a television chef whose face appeared on posters around the racecourse.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • No one has the right to beat children with leather straps, even under the sacred auspices of all school boards in the world.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • If [secession] can prosper under such auspices surely the downfall of civilization like that which devastated Rome has returned to dessolate the world.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Sophie had obtained her job with the doctor not long after her arrival in New York in the early months of the previous year, when she had been brought to America under the auspices of an international relief organization.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • That was how it had started; that was how Hobart and Blackwell, after languishing for years, had begun under my beady auspices to turn a profit.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • "These are mournful auspices to accompany a betrothal," sighed poor Renee.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • She came at once, after saying pleasantly to Mr. Renfield, "Goodbye, and I hope I may see you often, under auspices pleasanter to yourself."
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • After much deliberation, however, he consented to make a trial; and ever since that period, he has acted as a lecturing agent, under the auspices either of the American or the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Here was treasure-hunting under the happiest auspices—there would not be any bothersome uncertainty as to where to dig.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Under what auspices?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • You shall rule this world together under the auspices of the Titans.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • And this was the ocean that I was first destined to cross under these strangest of auspices.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Aided by Duncan and the younger Mohican, the two latter descended the precipitous sides of that hill which they had so lately ascended under so very different auspices, and whose summit had so nearly proved the scene of their massacre.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Under these unpromising auspices, the parting took place, and the journey began.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • But not content with this good deed, the indefatigable house again bestirred itself: Samuel and all his Sons—how many, their mother only knows—and under their immediate auspices, and partly, I think, at their expense, the British government was induced to send the sloop-of-war Rattler on a whaling voyage of discovery into the South Sea.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The idea of her being indebted to Mrs. Elton for what was called an _introduction_—of her going into public under the auspices of a friend of Mrs. Elton’s—probably some vulgar, dashing widow, who, with the help of a boarder, just made a shift to live!
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Let me take this opportunity of congratulating you most heartily and sincerely upon the great success of the exercises provided for and entertainment furnished us under your auspices during our visit to Tuskegee.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • There must have been great intellectual friction going on there under the auspices of such a man!
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • If you want to go to the Marabar Caves, you’ll go under British auspices.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • The seats were filled with a respectful audience, and the ladies and gentlemen of the parish, under the auspices of their vicar, sang, or recited, or imitated the drawing of a champagne cork.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Two girls, on the bills as sisters, came forth and sang a duet that is heard occasionally at concerts given under church auspices.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • I trust we shall meet under less melancholy auspices.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • They’d received free treatment daily, under the auspices of the national tb program, strictly in accordance with the guidelines published by who.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Maggie, thus exalted into Bob’s exalting Madonna, laughed in spite of herself; at which her worshipper’s blue eyes twinkled too, and under these favoring auspices he touched his cap and walked away.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • A most interesting discussion took place in the ancient hall of Brian O’ciarnain’s in Sraid na Bretaine Bheag, under the auspices of Sluagh na h-Eireann, on the revival of ancient Gaelic sports and the importance of physical culture, as understood in ancient Greece and ancient Rome and ancient Ireland, for the development of the race.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • In my own case, studying under the auspices of the University of London was a mixed blessing.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Let, therefore, your illustrious house take up this charge with that courage and hope with which all just enterprises are undertaken, so that under its standard our native country may be ennobled, and under its auspices may be verified that saying of Petrarch: Virtu contro al Furore Prendera l’arme, e fia il combatter corto: Che l’antico valore Negli italici cuor non e ancor morto.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Of his Leave-taking and his Fellow-Travellers, and what befell them on the Road If tears dropped into a trunk were charms to preserve its owner from sorrow and misfortune, Nicholas Nickleby would have commenced his expedition under most happy auspices.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • They gave the other thing a few months’ trial, under my distinguished auspices, and they were really doing extremely well—getting on a good deal faster than the Brys, just because they didn’t care as much—but suddenly they decided that the whole business bored them, and that what they wanted was a crowd they could really feel at home with.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Respecting the chief of the Southdown family, Clement William, fourth Earl of Southdown, little need be told, except that his Lordship came into Parliament (as Lord Wolsey) under the auspices of Mr. Wilberforce, and for a time was a credit to his political sponsor, and decidedly a serious young man.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • We have a team working under the auspices of the County Criminal Police.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Under the auspices of the man I had boarded the bus with, I was able to pass some of the roadblocks for free.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • The Treaty of 1795’s coverage of this event is dubious at best and should be subject to trial within the auspices of the court.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • They were anxious that he should enter society under the auspices of this lady, whose patronage was the best of recommendations for any young man.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • As it states here, initial inquiries at the United States embassy, Tehran, failed to produce verification that you travel under official auspices, either military or political.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Soon after the outbreak in Germany, a team of investigators under the auspices of the World Health Organization flew to Uganda to try to find out where those monkeys had come from.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • These manifestations of public piety were to be concluded on Sunday by a High Mass celebrated under the auspices of St. Roch, the plaguestricken saint, and Father Paneloux was asked to preach the sermon.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Mrs Merdle’s first husband had been a colonel, under whose auspices the bosom had entered into competition with the snows of North America, and had come off at little disadvantage in point of whiteness, and at none in point of coldness.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Which was exactly how good Joachim now looked to Hans Castorp, although with the aid and under the auspices of physical optics—so that it did not really mean anything and was perfectly normal, particularly since he had expressly obtained Joachim’s permission.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • For these reasons parties are strongly interested in gaining the election, not so much with a view to the triumph of their principles under the auspices of the President-elect as to show by the majority which returned him, the strength of the supporters of those principles.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • In a word, no great improvement or laudable enterprise can go forward which requires the auspices of a steady system of national policy.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • From this time until the date of our incidents, the academy was a common country school, and the great room of the building was sometimes used as a court-room, on extraordinary trials; sometimes for conferences of the religious and the morally disposed, in the evening; at others for a ball in the afternoon, given under the auspices of Richard; and on Sundays, invariably, as a place of public worship.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • At other times-perhaps later, during visits back from the North— that whole big congregated outside smell, like the ripple of an animal’s shining skin, used suddenly to travel across and over to my figure standing on the porch, like a marvel of lightning, and by it I could see myself, a child on a visit to Mingo, hardly under any auspices that I knew of, by myself, but wild myself, at the mercy of that touch.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • …that the free Constitution, which is the work of your hands, may be sacredly maintained; that its administration in every department may be stamped with wisdom and virtue; that, in fine, the happiness of the people of these States, under the auspices of liberty, may be made complete by so careful a preservation and so prudent a use of this blessing as will acquire to them the glory of recommending it to the applause, the affection, and adoption of every nation which is yet a stranger…
    George Washington  --  Washington’s Farewell Address
  • Then, with his god possess’d, before the shrine, These words proceeded from his mouth divine: ’O goddess-born, (for Heav’n’s appointed will, With greater auspices of good than ill, Foreshows thy voyage, and thy course directs; Thy fates conspire, and Jove himself protects,) Of many things some few I shall explain, Teach thee to shun the dangers of the main, And how at length the promis’d shore to gain.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
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