Usage examples for auxiliary

  1. It is fair, however, to add that the " Savannah's" success did not wholly destroy the contention of the opponents of steam navigation, for she made much of the passage under sail, being fitted only with what we would call now " auxiliary steam power."  American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot
  2. During the eighteenth century there had been a large number of cases of war actually limited by contingent- that is, cases where a country not having a vital interest in the object made war by furnishing the chief belligerent with an auxiliary force of a stipulated strength.  Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  3. It was expected that there would be at least fifty applications for it, and a little interest was a good auxiliary even to the greatest merits in the world.  Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  4. In many of these examples, however, the participle is not really a separate part of speech, but is in fact taken with an auxiliary to form some compound tense of its verb.  The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown