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The information contained in the second report is either corrective of or supplementary to the previous report.
  additional — possibly added to complete or make up a deficiency, or possibly functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity
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  • The information contained in the second report is either corrective of or supplementary to the previous report.
  • Contributions at a public school provide funds for supplementary items beyond the those deemed vital and funded by taxes.
  • But he isn’t growing as fast as he should, and he doesn’t sleep soundly. We have him in the extra care section for supplementary nurturing, but the committee’s beginning to talk about releasing him.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • The C vocabulary was supplementary to the others and consisted entirely of scientific and technical terms.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • An elderly woman, whom I had seen before as one of the servants who lived in the supplementary house across the back courtyard, opened the gate.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • At each hour of the day three supplementary strokes sound from the church bell of the convent.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Their whispers rose like smoke to the ceiling: complementary’supplementary’intersection’endpoint.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Besides, all the days I should now live would be as good as the days that Lazarus lived after his resurrection; a supplementary clean gain of so many months or weeks as the case might be.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Now then, I have supplementary ballast tanks capable of shipping 100 metric tons of water.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The phone yielded up a supplementary offer: "I thought it would appeal to you anyhow as a psychologist."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night

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  • This setback had not put a damper on his Himalayan career, however: he’d gone on to climb K2, Lhotse, Clio Oyu, Ama Dablam, and, in 1993, Everest without supplementary oxygen.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The guard soon replaced his blunderbuss in his arm-chest, and, having looked to the rest of its contents, and having looked to the supplementary pistols that he wore in his belt, looked to a smaller chest beneath his seat, in which there were a few smith’s tools, a couple of torches, and a tinder-box.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Soon after my return to my home in West Virginia, where I had planned to continue teaching, I was again surprised to receive a letter from General Armstrong, asking me to return to Hampton partly as a teacher and partly to pursue some supplementary studies.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • At any rate, we’d better knock off supplementary favours for the time being.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Mrs. Norris’s removal from Mansfield was the great supplementary comfort of Sir Thomas’s life.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • …with court procedure—may explain why I didn’t follow very well the opening phases: the drawing of lots for the jury, the various questions put by the presiding judge to the Prosecutor, the foreman of the jury, and my counsel (each time he spoke all the jurymen’s heads swung round together toward the bench), the hurried reading of the charge sheet, in the course of which I recognized some familiar names of people and places; then some supplementary questions put to my lawyer.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • The important fragment from Sultantepe was published by O. R. Gurney in the Journal of Cuneiform Studies for 1964 and is found slightly modified in the second edition of Ancient Near Eastern Texts; other supplementary passages or variant readings are drawn from special articles in journals and will be referred to in their context below.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • She has religion, earnest, bigoted:—religion that on both sides the Veil often omits the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments, but substitutes a dozen supplementary ones.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Eriksson sent a summary of a supplementary research assignment to Svensson with copies to Blomkvist and Berger.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • The work sped on till breakfast time, when the thresher was stopped for half an hour; and on starting again after the meal the whole supplementary strength of the farm was thrown into the labour of constructing the straw-rick, which began to grow beside the stack of corn.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Unfortunately the erratic crumb did not improve his narrative powers, and a supplementary hindrance was that of a sneeze, jerking from his pocket his rather large watch, which dangled in front of the young man pendulum-wise.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The supplementary reading in sociology led her to a book on village-improvement—tree-planting, town pageants, girls’ clubs.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • In countries where modern civilisation has become fully developed, a new class of petty bourgeois has been formed, fluctuating between proletariat and bourgeoisie and ever renewing itself as a supplementary part of bourgeois society.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • Nicholas had dressed himself with great care, and even Newman Noggs had trimmed himself up a little; his coat presenting the phenomenon of two consecutive buttons, and the supplementary pins being inserted at tolerably regular intervals.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Some supplementary regulations enjoined compulsory disinfection of the sickroom and of the vehicle in which the patient traveled.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • It was possible she wasn’t here for sex at all but only back matter, the kind of supplementary material that fills out an experience.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • She walked up into Miss Flora’s sitting-room, as in duty bound, and there found a breakfast-table comfortably laid for two, with a supplementary tray upon it laid for one.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Behind them came wagons drawn by slaves in harness and piled with goods of war and after that the women, perhaps a dozen in number, some of them pregnant, and lastly a supplementary consort of catamites illclothed against the cold and fitted in dogcollars and yoked each to each.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • In the course of the trial you may claim that she is not ill and request a supplementary psychiatric assessment, and then the matter can be submitted to the medical board.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • If this clause is to be considered as supplementary to the one which precedes, the VACANCIES of which it speaks must be construed to relate to the "officers" described in the preceding one; and this, we have seen, excludes from its description the members of the Senate.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • —I can’t eat a mouthful of this stuff, you know," he added suddenly, pushing back his plate with a clouded countenance; and Lily, unfailingly adaptable, accorded her radiant attention to his prolonged denunciation of other people’s cooks, with a supplementary tirade on the toxic qualities of melted butter.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • (See attached and supplementary reports by adjutant.) "2000: Made camp on south bank of river exiting from lake as described.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Besides, I use my supplementary ballast tanks only to reach an average depth of 1,500 to 2,000 meters, and that with a view to conserving my machinery.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • If at this point you want to empty the supplementary ballast tanks in order to lighten your boat and rise to the surface, your pumps must overcome that pressure of 100 atmospheres, which is 100 kilograms per each square centimeter.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Mr Pancks fished up his note-book before the question was put, and buttoning it with care in an inner breast-pocket, and looking straight at Clennam all the time, replied with a pause and a puff, ’I want supplementary information of any sort.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • So that for an hour or more, a thousand fathoms in the sea, he carries a surplus stock of vitality in him, just as the camel crossing the waterless desert carries a surplus supply of drink for future use in its four supplementary stomachs.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • But I didn’t suffer very much, although Captain Nemo hadn’t yet made demands on the supplementary oxygen in his air tanks.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Distributed among the spaces reserved for family and entourage were two dozen supplementary grips, satchels and packages, each one numbered, down to the tag on the cane case.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • He found what linked the investigations in the Salander slush, that is, the supplementary information that the prosecutor considered irrelevant to the preliminary investigation, and which would therefore not be presented at the trial or make up part of the chain of evidence against her.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Poor Miss Snevellicci took the three half-crowns, with many smiles and bends, and Mrs Curdle, adding several supplementary directions relative to keeping the places for them, and dusting the seat, and sending two clean bills as soon as they came out, rang the bell, as a signal for breaking up the conference.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Rickety dwellings of undoubted fashion, but of a capacity to hold nothing comfortably except a dismal smell, looked like the last result of the great mansions’ breeding in-and-in; and, where their little supplementary bows and balconies were supported on thin iron columns, seemed to be scrofulously resting upon crutches.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • …necessity of the Union should be able to withstand the ambitious aims of those men who may indulge magnificent schemes of personal aggrandizement from its dissolution, the probability would be, that we should run into the project of conferring supplementary powers upon Congress, as they are now constituted; and either the machine, from the intrinsic feebleness of its structure, will moulder into pieces, in spite of our ill-judged efforts to prop it; or, by successive augmentations of…
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Therefore it was finally determined that matters should be so arranged, and Newman, after listening to many supplementary cautions and entreaties, took his leave of Miss La Creevy and trudged back to Golden Square; ruminating as he went upon a vast number of possibilities and impossibilities which crowded upon his brain, and arose out of the conversation that had just terminated.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • For in order to distinguish in all Gilberte’s surroundings an indefinable quality analogous, in the scale of emotions, to what in the scale of colours is called infra-red, a supplementary sense of perception was required, with which love, for the time being, had endowed me; and this my parents lacked.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • As I flatter myself the observations made in a preceding number upon this part of the plan must have sufficed to place it, to a discerning eye, in a very favorable light, I shall here content myself with offering only some supplementary remarks, principally with a view to the objections which have been just stated.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • I have been chiefly dependent on Alexander Heidel of the Oriental Institute, in the University of Chicago, for his Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels (second edition 1949), and to E. A. Speiser for his translation, among other Akkadian texts, in the collection edited by J. B. Pritchard under the title Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament (second edition 1955; there is now a third edition, 1969, with supplementary material).
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • It then became the duty of Mr Snittle Timberry to give the young Crummleses, which he did; after which Mr Vincent Crummles, as their father, addressed the company in a supplementary speech, enlarging on their virtues, amiabilities, and excellences, and wishing that they were the sons and daughter of every lady and gentleman present.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • But supplementary to this, it has hypothetically occurred to me, that as ordinary fish possess what is called a swimming bladder in them, capable, at will, of distension or contraction; and as the Sperm Whale, as far as I know, has no such provision in him; considering, too, the otherwise inexplicable manner in which he now depresses his head altogether beneath the surface, and anon swims with it high elevated out of the water; considering the unobstructed elasticity of its envelope;…
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • All that’s left are some supplementary details—actually just checking stuff I already know—and confronting the johns I’m going to hang out to dry."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • At the time, I devoted three days to the studious digesting of all this beer, beef, and bread, during which many profound thoughts were incidentally suggested to me, capable of a transcendental and Platonic application; and, furthermore, I compiled supplementary tables of my own, touching the probable quantity of stock-fish, etc., consumed by every Low Dutch harpooneer in that ancient Greenland and Spitzbergen whale fishery.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
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