on the grounds that


: for the reason that : because
Many critics have objected to the proposal on the grounds that it would be too costly.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Many free-market advocates fear calls from business for regulation on the grounds that it could be used to limit competition by saddling would-be rivals with paperwork and compliance costs. Christopher Hutton, Washington Examiner, 16 May 2023 The four-day hearing will address a request from Associated Newspapers to have the case tossed out on the grounds that the limitation period to begin court proceedings has expired. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 27 Mar. 2023 Still, the conservative legal group Alliance for Defending Freedom has fought for years to revoke approval of the drug on the grounds that the FDA's approach was flawed and that regulators ignored safety concerns. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 10 Feb. 2023 Texas lawmakers, including both of its U.S. senators, opposed the project on the grounds that China could use the property to interfere with the base or the already unreliable Texas electrical grid. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 9 Feb. 2023 According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE on August 10, a New York judge granted Wilde's motion to dismiss Sudeikis' petition on the grounds that the state does not have jurisdiction over the children's custody petitions. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2023 In the meantime, Disney has filed a lawsuit against DeSantis and his allies on the grounds that such retaliatory attacks from the governor on the company amount to a First Amendment violation. Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 4 May 2023 As this newsletter was about to go to press, news broke that the Italian privacy regulator had temporarily banned ChatGPT in the country on the grounds that the system’s creator, OpenAI, was violating Europe’s strict GDPR data privacy law. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 31 Mar. 2023 The government favors the reform, and polls also show a majority of voters behind it, on the grounds that women — who have long faced inequality in the workplace in Switzerland — have been making some gains in recent years. Jamey Keaten, ajc, 24 Sep. 2022 See More

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“On the grounds that.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20grounds%20that. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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