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good offices

plural noun
influence, especially with a person in a position of power:
He got the job through the good offices of his uncle.
services rendered by a mediator in a dispute.
Origin of good offices
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But they can contribute more than their good offices.
  • We may give others a preference over him in optional good offices, except those which tend to his improvement.
  • The two writers continued to exchange civilities, counsel, and small good offices.
  • For nothing is really more delightful than a return of affection, and the mutual interchange of kind feeling and good offices.
  • If necessary, the carrier shall use its good offices to obtain this permission from the local authority.
  • The better qualities are highly ornamented with good offices, testing and research areas and numerous work stations.
  • The survivors are depending on your good offices to make this imperative a reality.
  • Often, the good offices of those with access are used.

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