American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Aid, such as economic or military assistance, offered by one nation to another.
- n. aid (such as economic or military assistance) provided to one nation by another
“Roadbuilding efforts in the mountainous, isolated Northeast, funded by foreign aid which is no longer forthcoming were sabotaged by Burmese insurgents working with about 5,000 Nationalist Chinese irregulars.”
“In sworn testimony behind the closed doors of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee in May, my father advised against sending any American foreign aid to the newly repressive postrevolt Hungary.”
“An economy steeped in corruption and driven by the heroin/opium trade and foreign aid enriched an elite who partied into the night, taking advantage of new freedoms that under the Taliban might have earned them a reprimand from the religious police (listening to music); landed them in prison (drinking alcohol); or had them stoned to death (sex outside marriage).”
“Seeking foreign aid from the Pope, the Spaniards, and others, by Ridolfi, in order to invade England.”
“The wedding is to be altogether domestic; nobody present but my own brothers and sisters, and my old colleague, Mary Dutton; and as there is a sufficiency of the ministry in our family we have not even to call in the foreign aid of a minister.”
“We even made a few advances, such as reestablishing our clear opposition to the foreign aid target of 0.7 percent of donor-country GNPs, a decades-old NAM/G-77 Holy Grail intended to keep up high levels of foreign aid flows without regard to their desirability or effectiveness.6 This minimal achievement had taken almost seven weeks of continuous, often late-night and early-morning, efforts by dozens if not hundreds of U.S. government employees, all resulting in a lengthy document with far more words than meaning.”
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