- prep. UK for; for the sake of - usually placed at the end of a question when quizzing a person about why they have done something.
“Aware, however, that, in the yet doubtful aspect of the foreign policy of England, his arrival thus on an expedition so declaredly in aid of insurrection might have the effect of embarrassing the existing authorities, he resolved to adopt such a line of conduct as would be the least calculated either to compromise or offend them.”
“December 6th, 1864, at Rusholme Town Hall, Manchester, in aid of a library fund for the Rusholme Institute.”
“Sore had been the complaints of the Presbyterians over this limitation of the powers of Church discipline, as well as over the negligence of Parliament in not having yet passed such an Act against Heresies and Blasphemies as might enable the State to use the sterner discipline of fines, imprisonment, scourging, and hanging, in aid of true Christianity.”
“You can arrest it, my countrymen, if you will but make a vigerous effort, if you will but bring to bear the weight of a great, a patriotic and united community in aid of our authorities.”
“Sunday last being the Anniversary of the Raleigh Female Benevolent Society, a very appropriate and eloquent Sermon was delivered by the Rev.Mr. Green, from the following words -- "But whose hath this world's goods, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?" and a collection was then made in aid of the funds.”
“He fell under suspicion as being an emissary of the Society of United Irishmen, who was covering, under the character of a scientific lecturer, his real mission to stir up and unite the Irish people in aid of the views of those who were organizing the rebellion.”
“Metellus Nepos was sent home from Asia in aid of the conspiracy, and got himself made Tribune, and stopped Cicero's speech.”
“The stories already published, vague and contradictory as they were, had boosted the sale of tickets for the Grand Ball in aid of the National League for the Care of Incurables beyond her expectations, and the final announcement circulated to the press by the unwilling Mr Ullbaum caused a flurry of last-minute buying that had the private ballroom hired for the occasion jammed to overflowing by eight o'clock on the evening of the twentieth.”
“On every anniversary of the establishment of the Raleigh Female Benevolent Society, a Sermon shall be preached by some Minister selected for that purpose, and a collection then made in aid of the funds of the Society.”
“Elizabeth B. B.owning, and “The Twins,” by Robert B.owning, were printed by Miss Arabella B.rrett, for a bazaar in aid of a”
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