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 Meanings and Examples of BEHALF
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behalf
 n.  represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone
Classic Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
1  Nay, the surly father even began to agitate with the authorities on Chichikov's behalf, and so enabled our hero, on a vacancy occurring, to attain the stool of a Chief Clerk.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
2  Yet that rage gathered only when she had heard of injustice or harsh treatment, and never because she desired to argue on her own behalf, or to attempt to justify her own conduct.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
3  To the zakuski succeeded the meal itself, and the host became a perfect glutton on his guests' behalf.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
4  Far better and nobler were it for you to be travelling with a wallet, and asking alms on behalf of God, then to be remaining here and asking alms for yourself alone.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
5  Should you grant that request, all will be forgotten and blotted out and pardoned, for I myself will intercede with the Throne on your behalf.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
6  I am glad to do all I can in behalf of my country.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT IV
7  I shall exert my efforts in your behalf.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT IV
8  Prince Vasili kept the promise he had given to Princess Drubetskaya who had spoken to him on behalf of her only son Boris on the evening of Anna Pavlovna's soiree.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X
9  Anna Pavlovna threatened him on behalf of "our dear Vyazmitinov," and in her eyes, which, for an instant, glanced at Pierre, Prince Vasili read a congratulation on his future son-in-law and on his daughter's happiness.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II
10  Prince Vasili finds you to his taste as a daughter-in-law and makes a proposal to you on his pupil's behalf.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V
11  But I have come to you, Prince, as a petitioner on behalf of this young man.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX
12  It would be particularly pleasant to him to dishonor my name and ridicule me, just because I have exerted myself on his behalf, befriended him, and helped him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV
13  Rostov had come to Tilsit the day least suitable for a petition on Denisov's behalf.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XX
14  So thought the major-domo on his master's behalf.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XV
15  Before the officer had finished speaking the orderly made the same request on behalf of his master.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XV
Example Sentence:
1  Unfortunately, George cannot be with us today so I am pleased to accept this award on his behalf.
2  The fraud depended on hundreds of bank accounts being opened on behalf of straw men.
3  On behalf of my client, I would like to remind you of your obligations in this matter.
4  She asked the doctor to speak to her parents on her behalf.
5  The executive of the health workers' union accepted the proposed pay increase on behalf of their members.
6  The task of the union representative is to fight on behalf of the members.
7  On behalf of my colleagues and myself I thank you.
8  Oh, don't go to any trouble on my behalf.
9  Miracles can be worked by Him alone, although mere mortals may entreat Him by prayer to perform them on their behalf.
10  He spoke on behalf of the plan.
11  She made an emotional public appeal on her son's behalf.
12  Several religious leaders have interceded with the authorities on behalf of the condemned prisoner.
13  A senior judge heard a plea for damages on behalf of the accident victims.
14  On behalf of the entire company, I would like to thank you for all your work.
15  And I'm going to work to assure that that voice that is heard on their behalf is a roar and not a whisper.