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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Archaic A past tense of help.

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  • v. Simple past of help.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of help.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The antiquated preterit and past participle of help.

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  • "COMINIUS: You have holp to ravish your own daughters, and
    To melt the city leads upon your pates;
    To see your wives dishonour'd to your noses..."
    - William Shakespeare, 'The Tragedy of Coriolanus'.

    August 29, 2009