Definitions

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  • adv. In a helpful manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a helpful or serviceable manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a helpful manner

Etymologies

helpful +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One of our favorite pastes is Mae Ploy, a fairly sweet blend that the label helpfully advises is “For Chicken.”

    THE ARROWS COOKBOOK

  • Arrête tes conneries! ", which Ms. Brenner helpfully translates as" Stop your bullshit! "

    Who Stole the Squeeze Bottle? Exquisite Mayhem at Daniel

  • Though maybe the Right will succeed in helpfully eliding the two in the coming years.

    Matthew Yglesias » Supporting the Troops

  • They'll bury their art in a time capsule to be opened exactly 50 years later by a future generation of schoolchildren in 2009 or, as the titles helpfully declare minutes later, "Present Day."

    Film Experience Blog

  • Set in 1966, during what an opening title helpfully labels "the greatest era for British rock 'n' roll," the movie takes place almost entirely on a massive, red-hulled ship that has been converted into a radio station for the purpose of promulgating the devil's music to Britain's unsuspecting populace, who would otherwise be limited to the rock-free BBC.

    The Clog

  • Jay fronts a band called Tamarama, its name helpfully evocative of its sound, soft rock that calls to mind afternoons on airy beaches and the effect of taking two Ambiens.

    Slate Magazine

  • The BBC "helpfully" have an article that tells us that it is fine for Sharia law to be used in the UK after all those Jews have their own courts - take a look at this article.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Those aren't names, they are child abuse rofl ... that's what I was thinking about all the names my MIL so "helpfully" suggested.

    On the Naming of Kids

  • That's after figuring out which document is which, since the person who "helpfully" upgraded their computer to OS X didn't realize that the filenames were also encoded in MacJapanese, and would turn into garbage.

    Making Light: The "agency model" as I understand it

  • Let's see, picking an inner circle based on loyalty rather than competence, surrounding yourself with yes-people, key players with fundamentally impaired strategic vision, all surrounded by incredible amounts of big money from donors who 'helpfully' chime in with 'suggestions' ... sounds like the last 7 1/2 years, god forbid we dont need any more!

    Report: Mark Penn Thought Dem Primaries Were Winner-Take-All

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