assistants

[ uh-sis-tuhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF assistants
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"That's as may turn out before a jury," said one of the assistants gravely.

At last the Bishop turned towards the assistants and sprinkled them in their turn.

Simba briefly indicated the three nearest to act as his assistants.

His assistants are selected for their skill and physical endurance.

No doubt he often supplied the germinal ideas, while his assistants only carried them out.

Our out of door's assistants had the prudence to get entirely out of sight.

She enclosed a formal refusal of the invitation to the Haberdashers' Assistants' Ball.

"Oh, but this is not the Haberdashers' Assistants," laughed Joan.

Likewise the shopkeepers and merchants and their assistants of all kinds were there.

In a little while I had four assistants, and we got on famously.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., assistent "one who helps or aids another," from Middle French assistent, adjective and noun, properly present participle of assister (see assist (v.)).

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