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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n succourer someone who gives help in times of need or distress or difficulty
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In literature:

When she was in trouble she came to me and I succoured her.
"If Winter Comes" by A.S.M. Hutchinson
You will do well to see him, give him succour, and hear what he has to say.
"The Red Redmaynes" by Eden Phillpotts
I trust I could have taken a real flogging with as close lips as anybody, but if my kind succourer wanted howls, howls he should have.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
Lord God of the billows, Still succour the fishing smack!
"A Celtic Psaltery" by Alfred Perceval Graves
Now these lovers would have died, but Brangien succoured them.
"The Romance Of Tristan And Iseult" by M. Joseph Bédier
Send me, therefore, now, whither thou thinkest well, for succour in this day of extremity!
"The Fall Of The Grand Sarrasin" by William J. Ferrar
They do not even complain, but give what they can from their scanty means to succour those who are touched still more nearly.
"Native Races and the War" by Josephine Elizabeth Butler
At once he changed his plan and at 1 a.m. sent off four despatches ordering his Guards and all available troops to succour St. Cyr.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
The paralyzed cities and fields abandoned to the wolves could afford no succour.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
It had attempted to "succour the King's enemies" in every way in its power.
"Ulster's Stand For Union" by Ronald McNeill
Cleared before men, before Thee I shall be cleared never, unless Thy mercy shall be my succour.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
Was not his dying wife's prayer for his presence and succour?
"Lancashire Idylls (1898)" by Marshall Mather
I knew no one to whom I could apply for succour.
"London to Ladysmith via Pretoria" by Winston Spencer Churchill
They that desire their own benefit should always succour their relatives.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Properly, Ghias-ud-din, meaning 'succourer of religion'.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
To come to succour us that succour want!
"The Militants" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
The Earl of Leicester was appointed to command the succours sent by the Queen to Holland.
"The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius" by Jean Lévesque de Burigny
If thou hadst not succoured my daughter in her hour of need, I must have bid thee welcome to my house and my table.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
A broad river and a strong army stood between Montfort and succour from England.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
A party of cavalry were sent out to succour him.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 425" by Various

In poetry:

"And while the knight for succour sought,
And left me there forlorn,
My childbed pains so fast increast
Two lovely boys were born.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
All, who have thy succour tried.
Near to Heaven's expanding portal,
Blessing Thee, their chosen guide,
Joy, in ceasing to be mortal.
"Hymn To Contrition." by William Hayley
Oh! curse on empty friendship's name:
Lord what is all our future view?
Then, dear destroyer of my fame,
Let my last succour be to you.
"Chaste Florimel" by Matthew Prior
When merit rais'd the sufferer's name,
He shower'd his bounty then;
And those who could not prove that claim,
He succour'd still as men.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Show me the place they found succour
(They lived to die and rotted)
And there will be the merest mound--
Their span was scarce allotted.
"Old Isleta" by Norman MacLeod
Where may zeal due succour find,
Man, for thy unguarded mind?
To shield thee, when temptations reign,
From folly's snare, and vice's bane?
"Hymn Written For The Rev. Mr. Walker, Of Chichester." by William Hayley

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