Definitions

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

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of succor.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of succor.
  • n. Alternative spelling of succor.
  • v. Alternative spelling of succor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See succor, etc.

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

  • v. help in a difficult situation
  • n. assistance in time of difficulty

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Examples

  • For the time being, that status will have a substantial cheque attached to it, and it will take many decades for the Montenegrins to learn the reality of the construct they join – if they are allowed in – but the "colleagues" will no doubt take succour from the fact that yet another nation is rushing, lemming-like into the fold.

    A vote for serfdom?

  • There were no hopes of succour from the forces known to be in the vicinity; hence there was no alternative but surrender or starvation.

    Foreign and Colonial News

  • Having no genuine party, the Whigs seek for succour from the Irish papists; Lord John Russell, however, is only imitating Pym under the same circumstances.

    Sketches

  • As the firing was still continued on the French side, Lafayette sent an aide-de-camp to the Baron de Viomenil, to ask whether he did not require some succour from the Americans; ~ [10] but the French were not long in taking possession also of the other redoubt, and that success decided soon after the capitulation of Lord Cornwallis, (19th October, 1781.)

    Memoirs Correspondence and Manuscripts of General Lafayette

  • Baron de Viomenil, to ask whether he did not require some succour from the Americans; ~ [10] but the French were not long in taking possession also of the other redoubt, and that success decided soon after the capitulation of Lord Cornwallis, (19th October, 1781.)

    Memoirs, Correspondence and Manuscripts of General Lafayette

  • God, and it creates a prejudice, between them and those who really need their succour, which is almost unsurmountable.

    Over the Fireside with Silent Friends

  • Church's bounty; but in any case the gift was sweetened by the giver's hand, and the succour was the impartation of a woman's sympathy more than the bestowment of a donor's gift.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

  • Joyful was the recognition; for those who had come to their succour were the party from whom they had separated, who had luckily gained the shore before them.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)

  • If Hannah had not been in Spain she would have got in touch with her and begged for her help, and it struck Rue, as she sat in a wicker chair in the conservatory wondering what on earth had happened to her old strength and energy, that although she had many, many acquaintances, there was no one she could actually turn to for the kind of succour Neil had given her.

    So Close and No Closer

  • By the operation which I meditate I cutoff all kind of succour from the beys, and secure the conquest of

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

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