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  • adj. Without help or assistance; unaided.


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un- +‎ helped


  • But at home they were daunting, unhelped by reviews implying that we've all memorized Czeslaw Milosz--ah, yes, "Unde Malum"--and that they should squat on the shelves just for "reference."

    Lemony Snicket, AKA Daniel Handler, On WHERE To Read Poetry

  • Thank goodness they didn't get their way and Clinton left office with higher approval ratings than their poster boy Reagan but they did scuttle heath care reform leaving millions of Americans the right to die unhelped by the state.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • Sometimes this classification is unwitting and unhelped, sometimes those markers are deliberately sought out.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on Black-Jewish Marriage:

  • Clumsily staged and acted too was the dinner party scene with Dr. Melfi and her colleagues, unhelped by Peter Bogdonavich's limitations as a non-actor.

    Obstructed View (updated): James Wolcott

  • VELSHI: The worst off -- the worst off of Americans remain unhelped by this situation.

    CNN Transcript Nov 25, 2008

  • And so was it made plain that those Peoples must suffer and come unhelped and alone to their end; which was a sad and dreadful thought to any.

    The Night Land

  • I mean that if I had uncovered my face by a sheer effort of will, unhelped by any revulsion of feeling, I should have done a thing much more worthy of mention.

    Carnacki, the Ghost Finder

  • You are aware that my father-once reckoned a Croesus of wealth — became bankrupt a short time previous to his death, and that my mother lived in destitution for some six months after him, unhelped by her aristocratical brothers, whom she had mortally offended by her union with Crimsworth, the — — shire manufacturer.

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Missed Flight: We aren't really affected by the new intelligences; they go their own way and leave us undisturbed and unhelped.

    The Speculist: April 2006 Archives

  • I can't find it in me to blame women who've just had a baby and are tired, emotional, insecure, and unhelped.

    Breastfeeding: a comment I just made elsewhere


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