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good Samaritan

Definitions

  • THE GOOD SAMARITAN
    THE GOOD SAMARITAN
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n good Samaritan a person who voluntarily offers help or sympathy in times of trouble
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Quotations

  • William M. Holden
    William M. Holden
    “Hell is paved with good Samaritans.”
  • Margaret Thatcher
    Margaret%20Thatcher
    “No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions. He had money as well.”

Idioms

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

In literature:

Good Samaritans are very scarce nowadays.
"The Two Mittens and the Little Play Mittens" by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
You ought to know who I am before you begin the Good Samaritan stunt.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
So the widow was mulcted a hundred dollars for playing the role of good Samaritan.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Nobody can blame North and Shelburne for not acting the part of Good Samaritans.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Suppose the Good Samaritan had minded his own business!
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Please tell me the name of the Good Samaritan.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
Then he thanked their good Samaritan and they took their leave.
"Anything Once" by Douglas Grant
Revolutionary socialism is the Good Samaritan of the despoiled and wounded laborer.
"Communism and Christianism" by William Montgomery Brown
You know very well that I'm playing the good Samaritan.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It was about the Good Samaritan.
"The Long Day" by Dorothy Richardson
What neighbor could have been such a Good Samaritan to me and mine!
"Jack Winters' Baseball Team" by Mark Overton
One Sunday he happened to preach on the good Samaritan.
"The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain and Other Tales" by Hannah More
Thus the good Samaritan act was performed by them.
"A Historic Sketch Lest We Forget Company E 26th Ohio Infantry" by Walden Kelly
Which is the good Samaritan in this case?
"Priests, Women, and Families" by J. Michelet
Dr. Winston had called them the Good Samaritans and seemed pleased with them.
"Dorothy at Oak Knowe" by Evelyn Raymond
To be obliged to say that a Samaritan had done a good deed was not pleasant for a Jew.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
It is called the Good Samaritan.
"The Silver Cross or The Carpenter of Nazareth" by Eugène Sue
When is a policeman like the good Samaritan?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
Meanwhile, being a good Samaritan, I have again seen Carteaux.
"The Red City" by S. Weir Mitchell
The Good Samaritan had love for the poor man who had fallen among thieves.
"To The Work! To The Work!" by Dwight Moody
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In poetry:

Then bless the good Samaritan
For every crumb he gave;
And live a beggared working-man!
And die—a pauper slave!
"The Walk Home From Beldagon" by Ernest Jones
How kind the good Samaritan
To him who fell among the thieves!
Thus Jesus pities fallen man,
And heals the wounds the soul receives.
"The Good Samaritan" by John Newton
One steps forth from the beholders—
Good Samaritan is he—
"Friend," he said, and touched his shoulder,
"Help and pity take from me."
"A True Story: To Young Abstainers" by Janet Hamilton
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
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

In news:

Good Samaritan nowhere to be found as citizen changed tire.
Morrissey opens up about Good Samaritan incident.
Good Samaritan Saves Sleeping Man From Ind.
LOUISIANA (NBC33) — The third man involved in the shooting of Good Samaritan Charlie Cangelosi was sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Woman, good samaritan both charged with DWI.
Otto, 95, of Redwood Falls died Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012, at the Good Samaritan-Sunwood Care Center in Redwood Falls.
Carroll said he will long be haunted by what he saw in the fog on that holiday morning, but also touched by the Good Samaritans he witnessed.
They were taken in by a Good Samaritan during the storm and surrendered the the MSPCA's Nevins Farm shelter.
Helen E Munson - age 92, of Bradgate, passed away on Nov 28, at the Good Samaritan Society Home in Algona.
Ota visits all Banner Good Samaritan heart-failure patients after they are released from the facility.
A man trying to be a good Samaritan lost his car and it could have been a whole lot worse.
It turns out the Good Samaritan who made the 911 call in Grant County's hit- and-run incident Wednesday was fabricating her story.
Blood, 81, of Ina passed away at 6:25 pm Monday, Nov 12, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt Vernon.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. A good samaritan who was attacked and robbed after he stopped to help a stranded driver is being rewarded.
MILLER — Jean Krick, 81, of Miller, died Thursday, Dec 6, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society of Miller.
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