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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HELPED

She helped Geta to escape: they have both taken refuge in the Temple of Theseus.

Stephen caught the bridle, and Ambrose helped the burgess into the saddle.

She found a friend in a white lady, who knew her story and helped her on her way.

You could have helped me and she wouldn't have said a word to Miss Wilder.

You might have helped me to a phrase—A conditional kind of liking!

There are many ways in which it can be helped, but it can never be helped merely by talking about it.

In that purpose we have been helped by achievements of mind and spirit.

They had grumbled at their chief and mutinied against him and helped to depose him.

And she had helped her mother to hand cake and buns at the infants' table.

These hopes that we have helped to inspire, we can help to fulfill.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English help (m.), helpe (f.) "assistance, succor;" see help (v.). Most Germanic languages also have the noun form, cf. Old Norse hjalp, Swedish hjälp, Old Frisian helpe, Dutch hulp, Old High German helfa, German Hilfe. Use of help as euphemism for "servant" is American English, 1640s, tied up in notions of class and race.

Though help also meant "assistant, helper, supporter" in Middle English (c.1200).

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