on the basis of


: according to : based on
Students were chosen/selected on the basis of their grades and test scores.

Examples of on the basis of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The spokesperson added that Kim Devins had been contacted to participate and had declined on the basis of her exclusive contract with another production company. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 5 Nov. 2023 The case for corporate gender parity has long been made, on the basis of equity and inclusion as well as performance. Peter Vanham, Fortune, 2 Nov. 2023 The other two licenses will be awarded on the basis of a lottery, but weighted with priority for local and experienced applicants. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Nov. 2023 China’s special envoy to the Middle East urged Israel to restart peace talks on the basis of the two-state solution. Clarence Leong, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2023 Many Black professionals working at elite firms worry that their colleagues might treat them unfairly and thereby damage—or even derail—their careers on the basis of race. Kevin Woodson, Fortune, 13 Nov. 2023 Unlike the song of the year category, which recognizes songwriters, the recording of the year is awarded on the basis of the quality of the recording versus the composition itself regardless of whether the song is new or previously recorded. Griselda Flores, Billboard, 13 Nov. 2023 The country was outraged, and in July 1946, Truman issued Executive Order 9981, abolishing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin in the United States armed forces. Brennon Dixson, Los Angeles Times, 11 Nov. 2023 In August, a group led by affirmative action opponent Edward Blum — the driving force in the Harvard and UNC lawsuits — sued the fund alleging that its $20,000 grant program for Black female entrepreneurs discriminates on the basis of race, a violation of the 1866 Civil Rights Act. Julian Mark, Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2023 See More

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“On the basis of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20basis%20of. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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