01. I would like to thank you on [behalf] of myself and my colleagues.
02. Dong-Mi presented a gift to the secretary on [behalf] of the office staff.
03. I can't go to the farewell dinner tomorrow, so could you say good-bye to Wynona on my [behalf]?
04. James spoke on our [behalf] at negotiations with management last week.
05. On [behalf] of the people of the city of Albuquerque, I welcome you.
06. I think I speak on [behalf] of everyone in the company when I say that you will be sorely missed, but that we hope you enjoy your retirement.
07. The environmental award was accepted by a grade 12 student on [behalf] of the school.
08. The President has issued a statement thanking the British people on [behalf] of the American government.
09. Don't miss the party on my [behalf]. I want you to go, even if I can't join you.
10. George Orwell wrote that people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their [behalf].
11. The present was given to the teacher on [behalf] of all the staff.
12. On [behalf] of the people of Switzerland, I would like to thank you for your efforts in promoting world peace.
13. The human rights organization Amnesty International works on [behalf] of people who are imprisoned for their political or religious beliefs.
14. Veteran's Day is a time to remember those who have fought on [behalf] of the United States in various wars.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Behalf — Be*half , n. [OE. on behalve in the name of, bihalven by the side of, fr. AS. healf half, also side, part: akin to G. halb half, halber on account of. See {Be }, and {Half}, n.] Advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • behalf — is now used in BrE only in the phrase on behalf of (AmE in behalf of), which means (1) ‘in the interests of’, and (2) ‘as a representative of’ • (He used to make payments and pick up money on behalf of Mafia mobsters Times, 1982). It should not… …   Modern English usage

  • behalf — [bē haf′, bēhäf′; bihaf′, bihäf′] n. [ME, in phrase on (mi) behalfe, on (my) side < OE be, BY + healf, HALF, side] support, interest, side, etc. [I speak in his behalf] in behalf of or on behalf of in the interest of; for on behalf of speaking …   English World dictionary

  • behalf — ► NOUN (in phrase on (US also in) behalf of or on someone s behalf) 1) in the interests of a person, group, or principle. 2) as a representative of. ORIGIN from a mixture of the earlier phrases on his halve and bihalve him, both meaning «on his… …   English terms dictionary

  • behalf of — behalf of, or ● behalf …   Useful english dictionary

  • behalf — noun account, advantage, advocacy, aid, aidance, assistance, auspices, avail, behoof, benefaction, benefit, benevolence, betterment, boon, contribution, countenance, defense, endowment, expedience, favor, furtherance, gift, good, help,… …   Law dictionary

  • behalf — c.1300, behalve (with dative suffix), from O.E. (him) be healfe by (his) side, and on (his) healfe on (his) side, from healfe side (see HALF (Cf. half)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • behalf — [n] personal interest account, advantage, aid, assistance, benefit, cause, concern, countenance, defense, encouragement, favor, furtherance, good, help, part, place, profit, recommendation, representation, sake, service, side, stead, support,… …   New thesaurus

  • behalf — /bəˈhaf / (say buh hahf), /bi / (say bee ) phrase 1. on someone s behalf, Also, US, in someone s behalf. in someone s interest; in aid of someone: to increase one s efforts on someone s behalf. 2. on behalf of, Also, US, in behalf of. a. as a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • behalf — n. in (AE), on smb. s behalf USAGE NOTE: Some purists maintain that in AE in smb. s behalf means for smb. s benefit , whereas on smb. s behalf means as smb. s representative . * * * [bɪ hɑːf] on smb. s behalf (USAGE NOTE: Some purists maintain… …   Combinatory dictionary