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At Collins’s behest, the biosecurity board also convened several public meetings regarding gain-of-function research policy.
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 Lindsley|June 25, 2021|Washington 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-19|Antonio Regalado|March 26, 2021|MIT 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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)|February 16, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
At the behest of a friend, and as final hail Mary, Susan reached out to Pandemic of Love for help.
Jackson declined to comment on the case, saying it was at the behest of his lawyer.
The pair were working at the behest of a human-rights organization called the Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD).
I explained I was in the country at the behest of the Department of State, as a kind of cultural ambassador.GOP Hypocrisy: Outraged Over Benghazi, Silent on Iraq|Jay Parini|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or the time he ran and hid—at his mother's behest—during the Battle of the Blackwater.Game of Thrones’ ‘The Lion and the Rose’: Joffrey’s Demented, Shocking Royal Wedding|Andrew Romano|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The following day, Magnitsky was arrested at the behest of Lt. Col. Kuznetsov.
Miss Boutts awaited the buggy, in the tiny porch, and had obeyed Isabel's behest to look her prettiest.Ancestors|Gertrude 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 Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Peter Barrington had, however, heard enough to inform him of his sister's high behest.Barrington|Charles James Lever
"My going out is so irregular," said Armine, not by any means as he would have accepted a behest of Petronella's.Magnum Bonum|Charlotte M. Yonge