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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEHALF

Captain Birch briefly responded on behalf of the Volunteers.

He then went on to recount her labors and sacrifices in behalf of her race.

It is as eager on behalf of the man behind a counter as on that of him who is governing a country.

Aggie sniffed vehemently in rebuke of the gross partiality of fate in his behalf.

Here no voice was raised in its favor—no word of justification advanced in its behalf.

Miss Linda was fairly eloquent in the plea she made on his behalf.

This is what she argues in behalf of her favourite Hickman, as well as for Solmes in your case.

This morning he has visited me, to implore my intercession on his behalf.

In the fulness of time a milliner came in, and to her she repaired on her own behalf.

You spoke to me, disinterestedly, on behalf of—I needn't name him.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, behalve (with dative suffix), from Old English (him) be healfe "by (his) side," and on (his) healfe "on (his) side," from healfe "side" (see half).

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