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ancillary
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Definition additional — especially furnishing additional support
  • They also offer ancillary products.
  • The contract specified that they would provide the computer and all ancillary software and services.
  • He was concerned about the ancillary pump.
  • At that university, there is an Ancillary Services Department that includes units to help students maintain their physical, social, emotional and spiritual health.
  • This was an ancillary benefit he'd hoped for from the project.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • I ENTERED HIS HOUSE using my penknife and the sort of ancillary surgical skills only a B. C. Gandhi can teach you.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Farmer had other, ancillary worries.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • At that time, direct revenues will exceed ten billion dollars a year, and merchandising, television, and ancillary rights should double that.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • He'd done a tricky repair job on some ancillary reactor equipment two weeks earlier than estimated with a little creative effort and some back-channel procurement of spare parts.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The hum level in the room suddenly increased as several ancillary bass driver units, mounted in sedately carved and varnished cabinet speakers around the room, cut in to give Deep Thought's voice a little more power.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • It was while she and Metzger were waiting for ancillary letters to be granted representatives in Arizona, Texas, New York and Florida, where Inverarity had developed real estate, and in Delaware, where he'd been incorporated.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • The diplomat's decision to speak to the CIA man in the busy, white-walled hallway was predicated on the fact that it was busy — nurses and ancillaries, doctors and specialists, roamed the halls conferring and answering phones that seemed to ring continuously.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I have often wondered what might have dwelt in Professor Bieganski's thoughts had he lived to know that the fate of his daughter but especially his grandchildren was ancillary to, yet inextricably bound up with, the accomplishment of the dream he shared with his National Socialist idols: the liquidation of the Jews.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • — Such comparatively trivial matters as the remaining details of the credo, the techniques of worship, and devices of episcopal organization (which have so absorbed the interest of Occidental theologians that they are today seriously discussed as the principal questions of religion), are merely pedantic snares, unless kept ancillary to the major teaching.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Ancillary units hadn't needed leaders.
    Ann Leckie  --  Ancillary Justice
  • Glad of my expressionless ancillary's voice.
    Ann Leckie  --  Ancillary Justice
  • "I don't think anyone here thinks of you as an ancillary," said Inspector Supervisor Skaaiat.
    Ann Leckie  --  Ancillary Justice
  • "No, I don't want to be dead, but it seems like a lot of work just to revive an ancillary."
    Ann Leckie  --  Ancillary Justice
  • I like my soldiers, but I miss having ancillaries.
    Ann Leckie  --  Ancillary Justice
  • "You still had your ancillaries," said Mercy of Kalr.
    Ann Leckie  --  Ancillary Justice

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