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help out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v help out be of help, as in a particular situation of need "Can you help out tonight with the dinner guests?"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: About 10 percent of the workforce in Egypt is under 12 years of age. Although laws protecting children are on the books, they are not well enforced, partly because many poverty-stricken parents feel forced to send their children out to help support the family.
    • Help out to aid in finishing a task, eking out a supply, &c
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Quotations

  • Ken Blanchard
    Ken Blanchard
    “HELP = H(umor), E-go, edging God out, L-istening, P-urpose”
  • Phillips Brooks
    Phillips%20Brooks
    “The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.”
  • John Ruskin
    John%20Ruskin
    “Every great man is always being helped by everybody; for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.”
  • Saint Bartholomew
    Saint Bartholomew
    “Once you begin to believe there is help out there, you will know it to be true.”
  • Florence Griffith-Joyner
    Florence Griffith-Joyner
    “The main reason I wanted to be successful was to get out of the ghetto. My parents helped direct my path.”
  • Flora Edwards
    Flora Edwards
    “In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. helpan, pa.t. healp, pa.p. holpen; Ice. hjálpa, Ger. helfen, to aid.

Usage

In literature:

Mex and I joined up and helped out pretty much as informal company members.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
I simply told two or three of my acquaintances who I thought might help me out.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
So he couldn't come out to help us.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Where the piano failed to produce the full effect, Daniel helped out with his crow-like voice.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
I wonder if you can help me out, Jack.
"The Merryweathers" by Laura E. Richards
The look had been real then, and not just a fleeting glance helped out by his fevered imagination.
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
The other men would not be likely to help him out at all.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
But he sent no call for help, and soon went out of sight in the thinning fog as the boat sailed away.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
By good luck there was a doctor there, and the women helped out, so that the mother appeared to be safe.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
It was there because it was there, and it couldn't help shining out.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
I better get out and help.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Pa gets into debt and won't let anybody help him out, and I am going to go to Topeka this fall.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
A few days previous to this occurrence I had visited an out-station to count the sheep, taking a man with me to help in repairing the yard.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
Then they went out into the darkness and the chilling rain, as neighbor to neighbor, answering this cry for help.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Some day you may be glad to send for me to help pull your old club out of the cellar.
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
One will help to keep the other out of mischief.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
I can't help it; I'm a beastly coward; and I says it out aloud for any one to bear.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
We chanced on a favoring breeze, so all sail was spread to help us against the strong five knot current always setting out from this sea.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
Your Miss Faithful refused to help me out, and Gay ran his legs off to get everything I wanted.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
They asked us to assist, and as scouts all learn something about first aid, why we thought we'd help out.
"The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields" by Lieut. Howard Payson
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In poetry:

When Israel was from Egypt freed,
The Lord, who brought them out,
Helped them in every time of need,
But led them round about.
"He Led Them" by John Newton
Now, Zachary Zugg took out the rug
And Jennifer Joy helped shake it
Then Jennifer Joy, she made a toy
And Zachary Zugg helped break it
"Helping" by Shel Silverstein
Lo, how they toss, as if from hand to hand,
That ship far out where help seems all in vain,
And thin white faces turning to the land
Whose only hope is to despair again.
"The Life-Boat" by Alexander Anderson
Cry out for help to the celestial Pow'r,
He is thy Father, and will hear thy cry,
His help he'll give, if thou'lt his help implore;
Beg it with fervor, and he can't deny.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard
Hamlet himself could not give cheer or help,
Though firm and brave, with his boy-face controlled.
For every game they started out to play
Yorick invented, in the days of old.
"Epitaphs For Two Players" by Vachel Lindsay
A few small points, pricked down on wood,
May be made out a picture good
Of the bright Southern Sieve.
Who planned, and helped those slanderers vile,
My name with base lies to defile?
Unpitied, here I grieve.
"A Eunuch Complains Of His Fate" by Confucius

In news:

Thanksgiving is not only the day we spend with our family, it's also a day to help out those who aren't as fortunate.
The Red Cross is helping out.
A Menifee couple invented something that could help out a lot of cyclists, especially in a city as bike unfriendly as Menifee.
Rapper Flo Rida is helping out his high school alma mater by donating brand new uniforms to its football team.
Nearby Pacific Rim Equipment Rentals brought in an industrial pump to help out.
In a year where social agencies have seen record levels of use – especially in the Northland, there's a special event coming up to help out.
Now I know that might seem like a small way to stretch our budget but it really does help out.
And we want to help out.
Volunteer Chris "Sheriff" Weiss helps out by lighting the bonfire on Saturday evening before the start of the 13th annual Trabuco Canyon Chili Cook-off.
Good Samaritan Helped Out an Owl in Need.
Madison traded her ring to help out her grandson purchase items for the Civil Air Patrol.
Cub Pack 324 out of Highland Park and Bay Haven also helped out at the fun-filled event.
Authorities on two continents, reportedly helped out by information from LulzSec's leader, have charged five people for their involvement with the hacker group.
After finally succeeding in its longtime quest to attract a neighborhood grocery to open downtown, the City Council may see the effort fall apart unless members agree to help out the new owners of Ava's Downtown Market and Deli.
Kassady Thomson and Lauran Edington are selling pecans to help out the Puente family.
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In science:

It turns out that a good understanding of λ∗ (Section 4.2), helps us also estimate Cn (this is done in Section 4.3).
Harmonic mean, random polynomials and stochastic matrices
As described above, massive vector bosons are treated as propagators decaying into their – massless – polarisation vectors, the respective changes are carried out with the help of Single Amplitude::Prop Replace().
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Acknowledgements: I am very indebted to the referee for pointing out a mistake in my original proof of Proposition 8 and for helpful comments.
Green's canonical syzygy conjecture for generic curves of odd genus
Therefore, knowing xc one can easily find out the fluid velocity and sound speed at the sonic point from f1 = f2 = 0 with the help of (16) for a particular accretion flow.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
Numerical simulations of turbulence in collisionless plasmas are currently underway that will help sort out these issues.
On the Viability of Two-temperature Accretion Flows
The first of them helps us to carry out some symmetrization arguments, the second one yields a good estimate for the distribution of a homogeneous polynomial of independent random variables which take values ±1 with probability 1 2 .
An estimate on the maximum of a nice class of stochastic integrals
He points out that the essential thing in metabolism is that the organism succeeds in freeing itself from all the entropy it cannot help producing while alive.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
To help bring clarity and consistency to the analysis of these challenges, the aim of this paper is to suggest a simple formulation of the deep physics of the second law, and to point out how such a statement might help us organize the challenges by level of seriousness.
The Deep Physics Behind the Second Law: Information and Energy As Independent Forms of Bookkeeping
Mario Arioli, Didcot for a helpful discussion and for pointing out the reference .
On Temple--Kato like inequalities and applications
As it turns out, it is helpful to expand the exponent in Eq. (72) into a power-law.
Entanglement entropy of the random spin-1 Heisenberg chain
Catanese for helpful remarks and for pointing out a gap in the first version of this note.
A simple proof for the existence of Zariski decompositions on surfaces
The previous formal discussion is however helpful to provide a good intuition of the situation and to figure out what the correct framework must be.
Stochastic Homogenization of Reflected Diffusion Processes
We follow the book of Friedlander which helps us to calculate the determinant of the coefficient matrix of a symmetric bilinear form, which then turns out to be strictly positive, thus invertible.
The wave equation on static singular space-times
However, from the calculations in Appendix A, it will turn out that the following quantities are helpful.
Asymptotic Behaviour of Random Vandermonde Matrices with Entries on the Unit Circle
We also wish to Mark Shimozono pointing out some references and Emmanuel Briand for his help during this project.
The defining ideals of conjugacy classes of nilpotent matrices and a conjecture of Weyman
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