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auxiliary auxiliaries
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  • We have an auxiliary power system in case of a blackout.
  • the main library and its auxiliary branches
  • Dex took an auxiliary company off the north watchtower and into the East Branch tunnel.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • It would have been unscientific for me to have accepted all the things he told me about wolves without auxiliary proof, but I found that when such proof was obtainable he was invariably right.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • She had gone with him to help him sort out some papers in the auxiliary office he maintained at home, and there for the first time she had met the doctor’s wife—a buxom dyed blonde named Sylvia, garishly clad in ballooning silk pants like a Turkish belly dancer, who showed Sophie around the house, the first she had entered in America.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Afterward they went outside, wandering about among the mazes of buildings in which was done the work auxiliary to this great industry.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The only classes of words that were still allowed to inflect irregularly were the pronouns, the relatives, the demonstrative adjectives, and the auxiliary verbs.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Thanks to auxiliary fuel tanks and slender, ultraefficient Davis wings, it could fly literally all day, a decisive asset in the sprawling World War II theaters.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Adel felt as though, overnight, he had acquired an altogether new auxiliary sense, one that empowered him to perceive things he never had before, things that had stared him in the face for years.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Nor, in some historic instances, has the art of human malice omitted so potent an auxiliary.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • May I reckon on you as an auxiliary?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • THE LADIES OF THE CHURCH auxiliary, alerted to my return by the superintendent’s wife, swoop down on me within the hour.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • The security system, which controlled all the security-card-operated doors, cut out whenever main power was lost, and did not come back on with auxiliary power.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • There was a touch of fire across the sky, and an instant later the auxiliary rocket landed beyond the camp.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • All the cadets in his squadron were sworn to secrecy and rehearsed in the dead of night on the auxiliary parade-ground.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He was wrong in taking counsel with his auxiliaries in the full light of the moon in the Carrefour Rollin.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • This is a spare from an auxiliary box.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • My auxiliaries are the dews and rains which water this dry soil, and what fertility is in the soil itself, which for the most part is lean and effete.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Toward the southeast, but in immediate contact with the fort, was an entrenched camp, posted on a rocky eminence, that would have been far more eligible for the work itself, in which Hawkeye pointed out the presence of those auxiliary regiments that had so recently left the Hudson in their company.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • He — probably swayed by prudential consideration of the folly of offending a good tenant — relaxed a little in the laconic style of chipping off his pronouns and auxiliary verbs, and introduced what he supposed would be a subject of interest to me, — a discourse on the advantages and disadvantages of my present place of retirement.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Sarpedon held command of the allies; he chose for officers Glaukos and Asteropaios, far and away the best men, he thought, of the auxiliaries, after himself, who stood high in the whole army.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • I say, therefore, that the arms with which a prince defends his state are either his own, or they are mercenaries, auxiliaries, or mixed.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • She fears being merely an auxiliary of some man’s existence, although her autonomy, as symbolized by the bowl, is made problematic by its having been purchased for her by …. a man.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The ship’s auxiliary control room was built right inside the bottom of the tail fin.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Dix, who had a mill on the stream, was a feeble auxiliary of Old Harry compared with Pivart.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Where the body has head, chest, and abdomen, the State has rulers, auxiliaries, and fa-borers (farmers, for example).
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Also, I’m pretty sure they weren’t able to take out all our SAC bases, including the auxiliaries.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Additional fleet auxiliaries sailed from the Baltic Fleet bases and the western Mediterranean.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • In a few minutes the investigators went out, and joining those of their auxiliaries who had been left at the door they pursued their way elsewhither.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • He is my chief auxiliary!
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • And meantime I had an auxiliary interest which had never paled yet, never lost its novelty for me since I had been in Arthur’s kingdom: the behavior—born of nice and exact subdivisions of caste—of chance passers-by toward each other.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Branching out from this complete and satisfying centre are all the auxiliary channels of his life, such as his heartiness with men, his appreciation of rough humour, his low of good drink and food and games, his car, his radio, everything that is his, that bears his emblem of the gaudy seed-bearer.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • First as a comfort to Fanny, then as an auxiliary, and last as her substitute, she was established at Mansfield, with every appearance of equal permanency.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Might, could, would—they are contemptible auxiliaries.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • As a hobby, auxiliary to his readings in Divinity, he developed his slight skill in church-music and thorough-bass, till he could join in part-singing from notation with some accuracy.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • One hundred and fifty islanders attended first-aid courses offered by the Red Cross auxiliary.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • It has its certain negative virtues serving as silent auxiliaries.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • So, by means of a very, very clever spell, we retraced the path of the assassins back through the tunnels and caves and up to a deserted area on the twelfth level of Tronjheim, off the subadjunct auxiliary hall of the southern spoke in the western quadrant, along the …. ah, well, it does not matter.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Working with the ladies’ auxiliary at the hospital was another avenue I pursued to make friends with the other doctors’ wives.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Of Miss Lavinia, who acts as a semi-auxiliary bridesmaid, being the first to cry, and of her doing homage (as I take it) to the memory of Pidger, in sobs; of Miss Clarissa applying a smelling-bottle; of Agnes taking care of Dora; of my aunt endeavouring to represent herself as a model of sternness, with tears rolling down her face; of little Dora trembling very much, and making her responses in faint whispers.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Mystery and disappointment are not absolutely indispensable to the growth of love, but they are, very often, its powerful auxiliaries.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The room had been refurnished for him and Charlotte with silk-shaded reading lamps, bedside fleeces, drapes against the alley view and its barbarity—as in a palazzo against the smell of the canals—a satin cover on the bed, and auxiliary pillows on the roll of the bolster.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • …of sense of an aorist preterite proposition (parsed as masculine subject, monosyllabic onomatopoeic transitive verb with direct feminine object) from the active voice into its correlative aorist preterite proposition (parsed as feminine subject, auxiliary verb and quasimonosyllabic onomatopoeic past participle with complementary masculine agent) in the passive voice: the continued product of seminators by generation: the continual production of semen by distillation: the futility of…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • These they plentifully supply with money, though but very sparingly with any auxiliary troops; for they are so tender of their own people that they would not willingly exchange one of them, even with the prince of their enemies’ country.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • Even the great personal strength of such an aid became of moment, in moving the ark, as well as in the species of hand-to-hand conflicts, that were not unfrequent in the woods; and no commander who was hard pressed could feel more joy at hearing of the arrival of reinforcements, than the borderer experienced at being told this important auxiliary was not about to quit him.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • …like the Bethel of Philadelphia has over eleven hundred members, an edifice seating fifteen hundred persons and valued at one hundred thousand dollars, an annual budget of five thousand dollars, and a government consisting of a pastor with several assisting local preachers, an executive and legislative board, financial boards and tax collectors; general church meetings for making laws; sub-divided groups led by class leaders, a company of militia, and twenty-four auxiliary societies.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • At dinner, prisoners and auxiliaries sat at the same tables as troopers and officers.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Sneaking off to Level Nine without so much as an auxiliary?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Lourdes is an auxiliary policewoman, the first in her precinct.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • The camera was a hand-held auxiliary of wanting-to-know.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
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