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  • n. Any assistance, help or aid.

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

  • n. physical assistance


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  • My helping hand was extended also to my smaller cousins, Mendele and Perele.

    The Promised Land

  • This first garden party without Laura is a political fundraiser hostessed by Dr. Turner—with an able helping hand from her First Lady, Niecy, who is wearing a beautiful princess dress and an eager debutante smile.

    You Know Where to Find Me

  • Even though, in social terms, the sixties had failed, in evolutionary terms they were a landmark, a milestone, and Wiggs was proud that he had been able to lend a helping hand in ushering in that dizzy period of transcendence and awareness (transcendence of obsolete value systems, awareness of the enormity and richness of inner reality).

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • And, through the friendly offices of the Kitterys, I was placed in connection with some very influential lawyers, who gave me that helping hand which takes a young man up the first steps of the profession.

    Oldtown Folks

  • The utility and necessity of extending the helping hand of the State to our sick and wounded soldiers, in my opinion stili exists, and I recommend the subject to your favorable consideration.

    Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi, December Session of 1862, and November Session of 1863

  • In them Mr. Bok calls upon us to give a helping hand to the other fellow and to accept in more genuine spirit the gospel of the brotherhood of man.

    A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After

  • Her's was the helping hand of the community ever ready to do good.

    A Charleston Love Story; or, Hortense Vanross

  • It is quite certain that if, after the death of Gadelle’s wife and child, there had been nobody to stretch out a helping hand to the doctor, he would have been a lost man.

    Maigret's Memoirs

  • The bureau’s chief librarian, Barclay Walsh, and the librarians Marjorie Goldsborough and Monica Borkowski are always there to lend a helping hand or foot.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time


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