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The poor dog heard the tumult, and leapt to your aid, sir, and we made after him.

This operation is performed by a female, with the aid of a stamp.

This operation is performed by the aid of a punch and die fitted into a screw-press.

This process is performed by girls, with the aid of what is called a “bob” or “glazer.”

And not a hand lifted to aid him while he went to work with the bandaging.

The spasm of fear which crosses my heart summons it to my aid.

This is the true American system, and I look to you to aid in carrying it out.

If I could summon any one of the three to my aid and comfort I would.

Andrew is the counsellor, comforter, safety, and aid in any trouble.

At first, by the aid of the furniture, she was able to get to the balcony.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "wartime tax," also "help, support, assistance," from Old French aide, earlier aiudha "aid, help, assistance" (9c.), from Late Latin adjuta, from fem. past participle of Latin adiuvare (past participle adiutus) "to give help to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + iuvare "to help" (see adjutant). Meaning "thing by which assistance is given" is recorded from c.1600. Meaning "material help given by one country to another" is from 1940.

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