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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AIDED

We are aided by all who desire self-government and a voice in deciding their own affairs.

Aided by my Flicie, I dressed in haste and tried to descend, but it was impossible.

Mr. Stone aided in the establishment of several manufactories at this point.

They followed the gas, and were aided in their advance by artillery fire.

The triumph, aided perhaps by good wine, had made a new man of Fritz.

He had fought against her in this matter, and had been aided by Gaspare.

They were aided in this by a rumour that Felicien was to marry Claire de Voincourt.

They were so venal, too, that they aided the enemy rather than us by their movements.

Then he aided her to seize the ladder and clung to it in his turn.

Both of the women now docilely obeyed and aided him, in his heroic self-abnegation.

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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