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Definition functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity
  • We have an auxiliary power system in case of a blackout.
  • the main library and its auxiliary branches
  • The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other
  • Horses, we'll need horses from the auxiliary Guard stable," he whispered.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • The State courts will be natural auxiliaries to the execution of the laws of the Union.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • It's the only other panel he can remove with the tools on hand Also, we're getting rid of the auxiliary fuel pump.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Later, I'd find out that it was Mrs. Merchant, from the Ladies Auxiliary, who'd glanced out the front window and seen us.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • 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
  • The ship's auxiliary control room was built right inside the bottom of the tail fin.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Early that morning I had to do a simple breast lump excision, and if the biopsy was positive, then a mastectomy and auxiliary node dissection.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Sneaking off to Level Nine without so much as an auxiliary?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • The camera was a hand-held auxiliary of wanting-to-know.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer's Beginnings
  • At dinner, prisoners and auxiliaries sat at the same tables as troopers and officers.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • "Run it," Whitney ordered, and gestured to the auxiliary unit across the room.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • He is my chief auxiliary!
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • Mystery and disappointment are not absolutely indispensable to the growth of love, but they are, very often, its powerful auxiliaries.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • May I reckon on you as an auxiliary?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • You were attacked by two hoodlums of the Di-di Jing Cha, which can be translated as the Young People's Auxiliary Police.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I do not wonder that the landed interest should be invincible in the state with these dangerous auxiliaries.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Lourdes is an auxiliary policewoman, the first in her precinct.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban

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