on what basis

idiom

: what was considered in making a selection?
On what basis were students chosen for scholarships?

Examples of on what basis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The official would not say on what basis the lawsuit would be based upon, but department lawyers have been challenged to find a potential legal recourse. Evan Perez, CNN, 9 Sep. 2021 One of the most effective strategies is just asking the question, on what basis is my organization engaging? Christopher Marquis, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 Since historical institutions like slavery and segregation shaped the social and economic realities of Black people, one goal of African American Studies has been to rigorously record, analyze and explain how these institutions functioned and on what basis they were justified. Leslie Kay Jones, CNN, 3 Feb. 2023 If Pope Francis can toss away the hermeneutic of continuity, on what basis can defenders of this pontificate oblige me to remain faithful to it? Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 15 Sep. 2021 In one of the several steps before the Jan. 20 inauguration, Congress will vote Jan. 6 whether to certify the Electoral College vote, a procedure that is invariably a mere formality, though a handful of GOP lawmakers who support Trump may try to mount a challenge – on what basis remains unclear. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, 7 Dec. 2020 But Bush knew better—on what basis, who knows?—and didn’t appreciate being contradicted by a mere staff person, even if that staffer was a top expert in his field. Bruce Bartlett, The New Republic, 23 Nov. 2020 Left unasked and unanswered is another fundamental query: Who should get to answer this question, and on what basis? Robert Hackett, Fortune, 3 Nov. 2020

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