furtherance furtherance  /ˈfɜr θə rəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
  2. (n) the advancement of some enterprise

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In return, the United States is allowed to base troops, dock ships and store military hardware in those countries in furtherance of its efforts to project force in the Middle East.
  2. Were I now to divert my efforts in furtherance of my own political future, I would stamp myself as one unworthy of my party's choice as leader.
  3. Ignoring those contradictions might be acceptable in furtherance of the simple moral goal of helping thousands of people in need or more cynically, in pursuit of the p.

News

  1. Letter from the President -- Regarding the War Powers Resolution

    Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) I am providing this supplemental consolidated report, prepared by my Administration and consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148), as part of my efforts to keep the Congress informed about deployments of U.S. Armed Forces equipped for combat. MILITARY OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF U.S. COUNTERTERRORISM OBJECTIVES In furtherance of U.S ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The White House

  2. Border agent seeks minimum sentence in drug case

    PHOENIX (AP) -- A U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted smuggling marijuana while on duty along the Arizona-Mexico border is asking a judge to sentence him to the mandatory five-year minimum sentence.   The possible punishment for Agent Aaron Anaya, 25, ranges from five years to life in prison for his guilty plea to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.     Anaya's ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KTVK 3TV Phoenix

  3. United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma 06.13.13

    BACCUS, James Lewis, 29, of Muskogee. Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking offense; felon in possession of a firearm.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Muskogee Phoenix

Quotes

  1. "These steps are necessary to remove any doubt whatsoever about the quality and integrity of the athletic and academic enterprises of Binghamton University and to strengthen or change any processes and procedures necessary in furtherance of our...
    on Oct 2, 2009 By: Nancy Zimpher Source: New York Times

  2. "I wanted to come here today with a very simple message: I believe in development and I believe with all my heart that it truly is an equal partner, along with defense and diplomacy, in the furtherance of America's national security," Clinton said.
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Reuters

  3. "Where it has a rational basis to act, and it does not impose an undue burden, the State may use its regulatory power to bar certain procedures and substitute others," Kennedy added, "all in furtherance of its legitimate interests in...
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Vermont Guardian

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periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /