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at (someone's) request

Due to having been asked (by someone). I'm only going to the dinner party at my mother's request. Molly has been invited at the bride's request.
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at someone's request

due to someone's request; on being asked by someone. At his mother's request, Tom stopped playing the saxophone. At the request of the police officer, Bill pulled his car over to the side of the road.
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request someone to do something

to ask someone to do something. I am going to request you to turn your radio down. Mary was requested to arrive a few minutes early.
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request something from someone

to call for something from someone. I will request an explanation from the employee in question. A full report was requested from each person present.
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request something of someone

to call for someone to give or do something. I have to request a favor of you. Can I request anything more of him?
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at someone's request

On being asked to do something, as in At my request they'll move us to another room, or I'm speaking at his request. [1300s] Also see by request.
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by request

Also, on or upon request . In response to being asked to do something. For example, The band is playing our favorite song by request. This usage replaced at request. [Late 1600s]
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on request

When asked for, as in The agreement states that the rights on this book revert to the author on request. [c. 1800] Also see by request.
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by request

In response to an expressed desire: We are offering these scarves for sale again by request.
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in request

In great demand: a pianist in great request.
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References in classic literature ?
Pendril the medical decision which, thus far, refused him the interview that he sought, she added a brief statement of the legal question she had put to the doctors; and hinted delicately at her natural anxiety to be informed of the motives which had led the lawyer to make his request.
And he bombarded the Almighty with his prayer, at odd times of the day, whenever it occurred to him, in identical words always, for it seemed to him important to make his request in the same terms.
Also, he divined the request that must accompany it.
It followed so quickly the missionary's advent that they divined the request that would be made, and would have none of it.
Lady Lydiard, invited at Miss Pink's special request, sent no reply.
Reverting for a moment to our inquiries addressed to Lady Montbarry, we have to report that she can give us no information on the subject of the letter which the doctor posted at Lord Montbarry's request.
Any request you can make--Except,' Clennam was quick with his exception, for his partner's face was quick in suggesting it,
That's the request, and you know it is,' said Doyce.
27 (BNA): Public Relations & Media Director at the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning Fahad Buallay revealed that the Ministry's Community Service Department of the Public Relations & Media Directorate received a total of 943 requests and complaints during the first half of 2015; 919 of which have been handled.
The General Prosecutor's Office of Kyrgyzstan has sent several official requests for detention of family members and cronies of former President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiev.
Yet city officials said the sheer volume of Allen's requests -- more than 270 during the past 12 months -- has occupied so much staff time they can't do their regular duties.
But the amendments also require nonparties--and parties serving subpoenas on nonparties--to confront the challenges of requests for electronically stored information.
Although no further guidance had been issued until now, the IRS had continued to honor requests for arbitration under Ann.
Requests should be made pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Government Code Sec.
1) The city's initial review disclosed four other requests made by and checks issued to this same firm for stale-dated check replacements.