• A child helps mother carry firewood to the house
    A child helps mother carry firewood to the house
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n helpfulness friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition
    • n helpfulness the property of providing useful assistance
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Additional illustrations & photos:

She herself helped Mytyl She herself helped Mytyl
The dwarf asks the girls to help free his beard The dwarf asks the girls to help free his beard
A girl helps her dog to pull the four-wheeled cart A girl helps her dog to pull the four-wheeled cart
A sailor helps his keeper give Saï his medicine A sailor helps his keeper give Saï his medicine
scout helping serior lady scout helping serior lady

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Smelling bananas can help a person lose weight
    • n helpfulness The condition or characteristic of being helpful; assistance; usefulness.
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  • Johnson
    “No one will persist long in helping someone who will not help themselves.”
  • George Macdonald
    “Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.”
  • Proverb
    “Slow help is no help.”
  • Dr. Loretta Scott
    Dr. Loretta Scott
    “We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
  • John Steinbeck
    “If you're in trouble, or hurt or need -- go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help -- the only ones.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.”


In literature:

But, being there, might I help him, I asked, at the work?
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
The future is very dark; but God has helped me through many dark days, and He will help us still.
"The Fortunes of the Farrells" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Punting was a most becoming occupation; on the whole she could not have hit on a pleasanter manner of helping the cause.
"A Houseful of Girls" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
You must get over it, if you have, for I rely on you to help me when we have visitors.
"The Heart of Una Sackville" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
At any rate, people had not helped him; he had not sought help.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
People like to help those who are trying to help themselves.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Come, let me help you.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
I said when you were in there I'd try and help you; now you must try and help me.
"Sail Ho!" by George Manville Fenn
But help dem, help dem; no mind me.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Up aloft there, and help furl the topsails.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

They cannot help but lift
Their visions to the skies;
They watch the clouds, but wait the rift
Through which their hope shall rise.
"Sentinel Songs" by Abram Joseph Ryan
"Now, I've slayne ane; slay ye the twa;
And that's gude companye;
And if the twa shou'd slay ye baith,
Ye'se get nae help frae me."
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang
Our Samson took an holy nap
Upon our feeble nature's lap:
He wand'ring in a pilgrim's weed,
Did taste our griefs, to help our need.
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine
"Now, I've slayne twa; slay ye the ane;
Isna that gude companye?
And though the ane shou'd slay ye baith.
Ye'se get nae help of me."
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang
And hast Thou prisoners unvisited,
Whose woes our care should tell?
There is a deeper prison of the heart;
Help us to find that cell.
"Hymn" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Turn to him in all temptations,
He will help and he will save.
When you feel your courage failing,
He will make you strong and brave.
"Breakers" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

As such, these potatoes can help reduce the risk of hypertension and stroke and help maintain lean body mass.
Safety features help provide simple operation and help reduce injuries.
The cats were two of eight stray females Scott has caught on his property and had spayed with the help of Heaven Can Wait, the nonprofit organization in Ferrysburg that helps care for cats and dogs.
Ferguson helped Lakeshore and A&H when they needed help.
Stansbury Park man helps youth hone athletic skills through track and field club Getting children out from behind their television sets and helping them to be active in just about anything is the No.
I am a concerned citizen of Cynthiana and I am writing because it is a shame that working people can't get help but people who are not working can get help.
Why are helping professions stigmatizing those they purport to help.
Team Rubicon Helps Veterans Heal, by Summoning Their Help Where Desperately Needed.
Similar to the way a slather of sunscreen can help prevent sunburn, one of its ingredients—titanium oxide—could be injected into the stratosphere to help keep the Earth from overheating, according to a British chemical engineer.
Brian Medeiros, who used to live on the property, helped build the fence and helps clear brush to keep the surfboards visible.
Mississippi Tourism Gets Some Help From 'The Help'.
At that event we held live and silent auctions to help raise money for the 81st Street E. C.E. Center and its programs devoted to helping children with autism.
Campus departments and organizations are hoping to help reduce stress by extending building hours and organizing events to help keep students motivated.
Not Being Educated Is Also Expensive As Well These Young Mother's Could Use YOUR HELP Especially Those Who Are TRYING TO Stay In School Please Help If You Are Able To DONATE To This Great & Worthy Cause.
For a second holiday season, the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg is donating more than $100,000 to help troops and their families travel during the holiday season and is asking the public to help support this campaign.

In science:

I would like to thank Lee Lindblom for insightful comments at the early stages of this work, and Meng Cao for valuable technical help. I would also like to thank Carlos Palenzuela for helpful comments.
Action Principle for the Generalized Harmonic Formulation of General Relativity
Acknowledgements. I would like to thank my advisor, Lex Renner, for his supervision during my graduate studies and for bringing to my attention this problem, and Nicole Lemire for helpful conversations. I also thank Oleg Golubitsky, for helping me with LATEX.
Betti numbers of toric varieties and eulerian polynomials
We thank Graeme Mitchison, Renato Renner and Marco Tomamichel for helpful discussions and Lluis Masanes and Stefano Pironio for helpful comments on an earlier draft.
Private Randomness Expansion With Untrusted Devices
This helps to reduce the problem of interpretation of concepts that cross domain with different interpretation in each domain. It also helps in the eventual retrieval (for reuse) of the knowledge captured during the collaboration.
Collaborative Knowledge Creation and Management in Information Retrieval
This computation will be done with the help of Maple for the exceptional simple Lie algebras and the treatment of the four series of regular simple Lie algebra is completed with the help of a detailled investigation of the root system of those.
The integrability of the periodic Full Kostant-Toda on a simple Lie algebra