AUXILIARY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AUXILIARY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
auxiliary
 a.  giving help or support, especially to a more important person or thing
Classic Sentence:
1  Nor, in some historic instances, has the art of human malice omitted so potent an auxiliary.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
2  Afterward they went outside, wandering about among the mazes of buildings in which was done the work auxiliary to this great industry.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
3  A hopeful auxiliary," said Fitzurse impatiently; "playing the fool in the very moment of utter necessity.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  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.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
5  There are very few plains and a great many mountains; hardly any roads, as we have just seen; thirty-two curacies, forty-one vicarships, and two hundred and eighty-five auxiliary chapels.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—A HARD BISHOPRIC FOR A GOOD BISHOP
6  He came from the direction of the Rue du Cygne, and he had nimbly climbed over the auxiliary barricade which fronted on the labyrinth of the Rue de la Petite Truanderie.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—THE SITUATION BECOMES AGGRAVATED
7  I say, therefore, that the arms with which a prince defends his state are either his own, or they are mercenaries, auxiliaries, or mixed.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII — HOW MANY KINDS OF SOLDIERY THERE ARE, AND C...
8  In conclusion, in mercenaries dastardy is most dangerous; in auxiliaries, valour.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII — CONCERNING AUXILIARIES, MIXED SOLDIERY, AN...
9  The armies of the French have thus become mixed, partly mercenary and partly national, both of which arms together are much better than mercenaries alone or auxiliaries alone, but much inferior to one's own forces.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII — CONCERNING AUXILIARIES, MIXED SOLDIERY, AN...
10  And one's own forces are those which are composed either of subjects, citizens, or dependents; all others are mercenaries or auxiliaries.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII — CONCERNING AUXILIARIES, MIXED SOLDIERY, AN...
11  He was wrong in taking counsel with his auxiliaries in the full light of the moon in the Carrefour Rollin.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—WHICH EXPLAINS HOW JAVERT GOT ON THE SCENT
Example Sentence:
1  I work in an auxiliary unit.
2  Science and technology are auxiliary to each other.
3  To prepare for the emergency, they built an auxiliary power station.
4  Nursing auxiliaries provide basic care, but are not qualified nurses.