especially British an-ˈsi-lə-rē
The lockout rocked the NHL, but among the ancillary benefits has been the emergence of young players who apprenticed for an additional season in the minors … —Michael Farber, Sports Illustrated, 21 Nov. 2005 I am in love with a man who is in love with boats. As far as ancillary loves are concerned, I understand things could be worse. Sadly, I do not love boats. —Ann Patchett, Gourmet, May 2003 Traditionally museums have been built to house collections, and for ancillary functions such as storage, conservation, administration, and education. —Jayne Merkel, Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2002 Paleolithic hunters and gatherers obtained an abundance of complete protein, mostly from wild game; their vegetable foods were an ancillary protein source. This pattern prevailed until agriculture transformed it, shifting the human diet away from meat and toward plant food. —S. Boyd Eaton et al., The Paleolithic Prescription, 1988 The company hopes to boost its sales by releasing ancillary products.
Recent Examples on the Web Rebuilt in the mid-18th century, the building dates back to 1665 and was originally used as an ancillary accommodation for guests of King Charles II. —Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2022 Outside of that, Netflix will invest about $850 million in the production hub, with plans to build 12 sound stages, ancillary production support and a backlot. —Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Dec. 2022 Another eight apparatuses, required for ancillary vehicles and for training purposes will be bought via a funds from the town’s ARPA allocation for $105,082. —Steve Smith, Hartford Courant, 6 Dec. 2022 After all, the costs of media inventory must be considered along with those of hiring an ad agency; doing deals with celebrities and musicians; creating special effects; and putting in place ancillary marketing efforts at retail outlets and on social media. —Brian Steinberg, Variety, 7 Sep. 2022 Contemporary pro fighters in high-profile events often sport trunks festooned with sponsor logos, an important source of ancillary income. —New York Times, 30 May 2022 As president, acquisitions and ancillary distribution at independent film company Bleecker Street, Kent Sanderson returns to the Croisette this year amid a recent box office rebound for tentpole releases. —Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 May 2023 The business and ancillary businesses, this town, this state and tens of thousands will suffer tremendously. —Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2023 Where the Miura has a simple, low dashboard showcasing a giant speedometer on the left, matching tachometer on the right, and ancillary gauges standing proud off to the side, the Countach jams everything into a traditional cluster behind the wheel. —Tim Stevens, Robb Report, 4 May 2023 See More
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