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At Collins’s behest, the biosecurity board also convened several public meetings regarding gain-of-function research policy.
A SCIENCE IN THE SHADOWSDAVID WILLMAN, MADISON MULLERAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Born in Scotland, Ross came to Pinehurst in 1900 at the behest of its founder, Bostonian soda fountain magnate James Walker Tufts.
IN NORTH CAROLINA, A VISIT TO ‘THE CRADLE OF AMERICAN GOLF’CHRIS LINDSLEYJUNE 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
At the behest of President Xi Jinping, they have already banned the hunting, trade, and consumption of a large number of “terrestrial wild animals,” a step never fully implemented after the original SARS outbreak.
NO ONE CAN FIND THE ANIMAL THAT GAVE PEOPLE COVID-19ANTONIO REGALADOMARCH 26, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
“The state level is where we see the most important democratic backsliding, and it’s happening at the behest of Republican state officials,” said Jake Grumbach, a political scientist at the University of Washington who studies state politics.
THE TRUMPIEST REPUBLICANS ARE AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVELS — NOT IN D.C.PERRY BACON JR. (PERRY.BACON@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)FEBRUARY 16, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
At the behest of a friend, and as final hail Mary, Susan reached out to Pandemic of Love for help.
PICKING UP THE PIECES OF USSUSANNA SCHROBSDORFFJANUARY 10, 2021TIME
Indeed, they do not cite to a single piece of evidence in the record suggesting that any of these alleged policy changes took place at the behest of the President.
USPS SAYS TIMELY VOTE DELIVERY ISN’T A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTRACHEL SCHALLOMOCTOBER 27, 2020FORTUNE
Miss Boutts awaited the buggy, in the tiny porch, and had obeyed Isabel's behest to look her prettiest.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The humbly sympathizing friend became once more the respectful servant, and hurried away to carry out his young mistress's behest.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
I would no longer take my elephant anywhere and everywhere at the behest of the monkey, for monkeys have no judgment.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
Peter Barrington had, however, heard enough to inform him of his sister's high behest.
BARRINGTONCHARLES JAMES LEVER
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WORDS RELATED TO BEHEST

  • behest
  • bidding
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  • fiat
  • injunction
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  • mandate
  • order
  • ordinance
  • precept
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