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auspices

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Definition with oversight and favor
  • 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
  • the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council
  • 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
  • "Auspice, Maria!" he murmured as he turned his back on these familiar things.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • 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
  • You shall rule this world together under the auspices of the Titans.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Have you been doing these kayak trips under the auspices of the CIA?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • In my own case, studying under the auspices of the University of London was a mixed blessing.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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