of service (to someone or something)

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of service (to someone or something)

Helping, serving, assisting, or working for someone or something Good evening, sir, how may I be of service? He has undoubtedly committed a transgression, but in consideration of his many unblemished years of service to the force, we are recommending unpaid suspension rather than complete dismissal.
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of service (to someone)

helping someone; serving someone. Good morning, madam. May I be of service to you? Welcome to the Warwick Hotel. May I be of service?
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Not only do students learn to interact directly with faculty and city residents but also the importance of service to members of the community in which they have become a part, if only for a weekend.
The service would continue the airline's expansion in the Caribbean following the start of service to San Juan in 2002.
The eye-catching graphics covering the MSOs draws the public to the vehicle where DAV representatives distribute information and educate the public about DAV's mission of service to disabled veterans and their families.
In addition, the RPR MAC implements a service protection mechanism to protect against ring failures (in the event of ring failures service can be restored within 50 milliseconds), and a congestion avoidance scheme that enables the system to operate near full-capacity while ensuring quality of service to all configured services.
It certainly falls in line with current trends in health care and publicly funded programs by guaranteeing a level of service to nursing facilities while reducing the rest of such services as compared to traditional funding mechanisms.
Two HKNC affiliates - the Michigan Commission for the Blind and the Kentucky Department of Vocational Rehabilitation - have developed quality programs of service to their deaf-blind citizenry.
Most important, they had a positive attitude of service to the disabled and were willing to go to considerable lengths to get information and materials to those who found traditional access a problem.
Students in the service learning lab/discussion class provided 15-20 hours of service to various community groups with structured reflection activities.
Considering that only 13 programs could be identified as rural in 1983, the growth of service to this traditionally ignored segment of the disability community has been remarkable.
In order to increase availability of service to this population, mental health training and other programs that train service-providing professionals need to address these pressing issues.
Reflection involves critical thinking the "transformative link between the action of serving and the ideas and understanding of learning" (Jacoby, 1996: 14) which helps students reach beyond the provision of service to learning from that service.