help oneself

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v help oneself abstain from doing; always used with a negative "I can't help myself--I have to smoke","She could not help watching the sad spectacle"
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Quotations

  • Mother Teresa
    Mother%20Teresa
    “One must really have suffered oneself to help others.”

Usage

In literature:

When one gets into a big flock, one has to dance, one can't help oneself.
"Dot and the Kangaroo" by Ethel C. Pedley
One could not help asking oneself how long this scene had existed as we now beheld it?
"The Bushman" by Edward Wilson Landor
Estas bone sin helpi, it is well to help oneself.
"A Complete Grammar of Esperanto" by Ivy Kellerman Reed
One has to say and do everything oneself; one gets no help to do anything.
"Hunger" by Knut Hamsun
Professional criticism is most helpful, chiefly because it induces one to criticize oneself.
"The Story of My Life" by Ellen Terry
It is considered right to help another in trouble before thinking of oneself.
"A Trip to Venus" by John Munro
But I don't see that it's going to help them to make oneself miserable about it.
"A Student in Arms" by Donald Hankey
One can help others most, I really believe, by helping oneself.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
When one gets into a big flock, one has to dance, one can't help oneself.
"Dot and the Kangaroo" by Ethel C. Pedley
Sometimes the process of understanding oneself and one's mate calls for expert help.
"The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book" by Various
Only in proportion as one develops oneself is one able to help others to develop.
"The Eurhythmics of Jaques-Dalcroze" by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze
The only way to look out for, or to express oneself is to try to help everybody else to.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Is it sufficient to give help solely to show oneself to be amiable?
"Spontaneous Activity in Education" by Maria Montessori
It would be a fearful nuisance, but one can't help listening to such talk when it concerns oneself.
"Molly Brown's Senior Days" by Nell Speed
Sometimes it seems one cannot help oneself.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
Perhaps in the end it was best for them, for it is only by helping and comforting others that one grows strong oneself.
"Better than Play" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
I have heard of that kind of thing before, but how is one to help oneself?
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
To sit at a table and smile and eat good things only helps oneself.
"The Triumph of Virginia Dale" by John Francis, Jr.
It is no graceful task to have oneself for a theme; but I cannot help it.
"Barrington Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
The duty of helping oneself in the highest sense always involves the duty of helping others.
"Increasing Personal Efficiency" by Russell H. Conwell
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In news:

How does labeling oneself a slut help one's cause.
The workshop will include meditations to address stress and fatigue as well as practices to help strengthen and protect oneself against the cold, damp and viral infections of winter.
Can the art of confession truly help to redeem oneself.
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