assistance

[ uh-sis-tuh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF assistance
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSISTANCE

The child was carried on its mother's back, and hung on without any assistance.

If I can render any assistance in making these inquiries, I will.

That he never dreamed that any assistance was wanted, and therefore did not offer it.

Can I be of any assistance, or is two company when they're cataloguing?

They have been of assistance to me, and exceedingly kind as well.

Then I command you, in the name of the Queen, to give no assistance to this prisoner, but to do as I tell you.

In what way could he force Heaven to come to his assistance?

He will make them for himself, and you will look to him for assistance, rather than he to you.

The seconds ran to his assistance, and raised him from the ground.

The two blacks were frightened out of their wits; and were of no assistance to me.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "act of helping or aiding," from Middle French assistance, from assister (see assist (v.)).

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