succour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v succour help in a difficult situation
    • n succour assistance in time of difficulty "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n succour etc. See succor, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Succour suk′ur to assist: to relieve
    • n Succour aid: relief
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Usage

In literature:

We shall then expect your Majesty's Succours, with an entire Confidence in your Bounty and Wisdom.
"Military Memoirs of Capt. George Carleton" by Daniel Defoe
But yet, perchance, so be it he live to-day, We, with Heaven's succour, may restore his peace.
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
Christian faith to succour in vigour and in strength, My galleys sailed the sea in all its dreary length.
"Charles the Bold" by Ruth Putnam
Thus these men had been left free to succour the wounded creature whose timely lead had made possible the defeat that had been inflicted.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Ascalon needed succours, it seemed.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
It was now growing late, and yet no succour!
"Uncle Silas" by J. S. LeFanu
The roads and trails were closed; none drew near for shelter or succour.
"The Man Thou Gavest" by Harriet T. Comstock
But his care and pains were not confined to the succour of their bodies.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)" by John Dryden
The Dutch succours were the first to arrive.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
Others of the Spaniards contrived to mount the wall, helping each other, and hastened to succour those who had gained the gate.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5" by Robert Kerr
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In poetry:

On he rode, to succour bound,
But his faith grew dim;
Wells for thirst he many found,
Water none for him.
"The Sangreal" by George MacDonald
Say not that your trouble's great,
Or your conflicts many;
On your Heavenly Father wait,
He doth succour any.
"Pilgrim" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
CYPRIAN. Is there then no gleam of hope,
No appeal, no aid, no succour,
By which I so great a crime
Can blot out?
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
That, as a mother succours those
Which of her body be,
So she far more, all such as close
In with her Lord; and she
"Of Judgement" by John Bunyan
Oh, sweeter than the sweetest flower,
At ev'ning's dewy close,
The will, united with the power
To succour human woes!
"Charity to Man" by William Drennan
Say in what dawn shall our eyes behold it–
Swift, white sails on the western sea,
And the exiled clans of your love returning
To succour and save you, Gramachree!
"A New Year’s Song (1898)" by Anna Johnston MacManus

In science:

In a typical scenario, challenges interrupting the networking phase are seen as forcing the biosystem to seek help from a co-existing quantum domain, e.g., a search prompted by a ’crisis’ in the form of a depleted nutrient could lead the adaptive system to a new pathway for succour.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
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