• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Samaritanism charity, benevolence
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  • William M. Holden
    William M. Holden
    “Hell is paved with good Samaritans.”
  • Margaret Thatcher
    “No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions. He had money as well.”


Good Samaritan - A good Samaritan is a persoon wh helps others in need.


In literature:

Or else he has turned Jew and thinks we are Samaritans.
"Short Story Writing" by Charles Raymond Barrett
But this only made the good Samaritan prosecute his inquiry further.
"On Board the Esmeralda" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Was he not the Good Samaritan?
"Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2" by Richard Henry Bonnycastle
This parable, and that of the Good Samaritan, as has been justly suggested by Fred.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
His was true Samaritan charity, and I was grateful to him.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
Sam Smatch now acted the part of a good Samaritan towards him.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
All who sail the ocean are not good Samaritans, like your friend the Bremen captain.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
Parable of Good Samaritan.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Hand in hand they ran from the shed that was now in a light flame, and down the slope up which had come the band of unconscious Samaritans.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Doubtless it was the good Samaritan's wine that had failed of its destination.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
After awhile we reached the "Good Samaritan" Inn and had some rest and refreshments there.
"A Fantasy of Mediterranean Travel" by S. G. Bayne
Indeed I could be wishing myself that his reverence was the Good Samaritan on a more fitting occasion.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
This is the good Samaritan paying the hotel bill of a man who had been robbed and almost killed by bandits.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
She bustled the girls off in a tremendous hurry, and their good Samaritan of a soldier melted away amongst the crowd.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
"The New Testament" by Various
The years had told heavily on the Good Samaritan, and Roderick's loving eye could detect changes even in the last year of his absence.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
The big miner, like a good Samaritan as he was, came to my assistance.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
Miss Mewlstone, this is the good Samaritan who bound up my foot so cleverly.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Now will you be a real good Samaritan and help me a little, as I have no maid?
"Hepsey Burke" by Frank Noyes Westcott
I suppose you think that good Samaritan ought to have left his card first before he helped that poor traveler?
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey

In poetry:

But he whose name had been my scorn,
As Jews Samaritans despise
Came, when he saw me thus forlorn,
With love and pity in his eyes.
"The Good Samaritan" by John Newton
Upon its shining tablet we may write--
If, like the good Samaritan, in deed--
A record that the angel band shall read
With impulse of delight.
"Christmas-Tide" by Hattie Howard
There through eternal boundless days,
When nature's wheel no longer rolls,
How shall I love, adore, and praise,
This good Samaritan to souls!
"The Good Samaritan" by John Newton
Thou'rt the Samaritan, O Christ! so kind,
I, the poor trav'ler, wounded on the way,
My gaping wounds with proper dressings bind,
Comfort my heart, my painful smart allay.
"A Prayer For A Sick Person" by Rees Prichard
When scholars poor and bowed beneath the ban,
Which clings as fire, were like to faint and fall,
This was the gentle, good Samaritan,
Who stopped and held a helping hand to all.
"In Memoriam — Nicol Drysdale Stenhouse" by Henry Kendall
One only, a Samaritan, a stranger to God’s word,
Felt his joyous, panting bosom, with gratitude deep stirred,
And without delay he hastened, in the dust, at Jesus’ feet,
To cast himself in worship, in thanksgiving, warm and meet.
"The Ten Lepers" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Charges against 19 year-old Stephanie Bongiovi have been dropped under the Good Samaritan Law.
A Good Samaritan spotted the boat about noon Monday and aleted the Coast Guard.
Not only did the owner fight back, but a Good Samaritan jumped in to help catch the robber.
A memorial fund has been established in Bonnie 's memory for the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Mount Carroll.
An Easter bouquet to my Metro samaritan.
Her memorial service will be at 2 pm Saturday, Nov 17, at Good Samaritan Home, Pontiac.
Angie Alvarado found herself in a desperate situation, and just when she thought all hope was lost, a good Samaritan saved her.
A man is facing charges after sending threatening text messages to his former girlfriend and hitting a good Samaritan who was trying to prevent a fight with the woman's new beau, officials said.
Brock Owen Bovay, son of Rob and Crystal (Fuller) Bovay, was stillborn on October 18, 2012 at the Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.
Clarence Junior Sterling, 83, of Atlanta died on Friday, Nov 23, 2012, at the Samaritan Hospital in Macon.
However, under previous policies, if good Samaritans clean up the mines, they still could be liable for any damage they cause afterward or waste left behind.
"A new building would allow us to provide a continuity of care," said Mary Gusky, Good Samaritan Clinic Office Manager.
DANVILLE – Ernest J Strain Jr, 75, of Danville died at 3:45 am Saturday (Dec. 1, 2012) at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.
There are still good Samaritans.
DANVILLE – Fern Dunagan, 91, of Danville died at 1:58 pm Friday (Nov. 9, 2012) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.