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  • n  an authoritative command or request

  • Now he read the royal declaration of war he had drafted (at the behest of the Big Threesee INTERNATIONAL) with King Farouk.
  • Was Kennedy killed by CIA agents acting either out of anger over the Bay of Pigs or at the behest of Vice President Lyndon Johnson? By KGB operatives?.
  • That move came at the behest of the Ecuadorian government, and it's representative of the sort of smart energy policies that South American governments will need to follow if .
News & Articles

  • Jeb Bush gives pep talk to House GOP on immigration
    The former governor said he spoke to Republicans about the need for reform at the behest of Rep. Kevin McCarthy. Read more...
    June 13, 2013 - The Hill
  • AG: No comment on arcade probe
    DANVERS -- With little explanation, state and local police, at the behest of the attorney general's office, on Tuesday shut down the Lucky 7 Arcades in Danvers and Gloucester. Danvers officials had the business at the Liberty Tree Mall under scrutiny
    June 13, 2013 - The Salem News
  • Killeen City Council denies request to rezone property
    At the behest of more than 30 residents Tuesday, the Killeen City Council denied a request to allow a convenience store to open in the rural, south Killeen neighborhood known as the “doughnut hole.”
    June 12, 2013 - Killeen Daily Herald

  • Kim Jong Il in The Associated Press
    True to the behest of the president, we will build a powerful and prosperous nation on this land at any cost, highly upholding our respected generalKim Jong Il, said Kim Ryong Il, another Pyongyang resident.
  • Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
    The Obama campaign accused Gramm of inserting a provision into a bill in late 2000 "at the behest of Enron lobbyists" that exempted some energy traders from government oversight.
  • Paul Keating in Melbourne Herald Sun
    FORMER Labor prime minister Paul Keating says current Labor boss Kevin Rudd lacks a clear message and is "running at the behest of little press secretaries".

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