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It is our Hester -- the town's own Hester -- who is so kind to the poor, so helpful to the sick, so comfortable to the afflicted
As yet my iron crowbar was the most helpful thing I had chanced upon.
With many of these came men, sometimes helpful, sometimes low- ering and savage.
1843, comments on this passage as follows: "That great patron and Coryphaeus of this tribe, Nicolo Machiavel, laid down this for a master rule in his political scheme: 'That the show of religion was helpful to the politician, but the reality of it hurtful and pernicious.
While heading the profit of my counsel, avail yourself also of any helpful circumstances over and beyond the ordinary rules.
He spent his childhood in the log-cottage where he was born, and was dutiful to his mother, and helpful to her in many things, assisting her much with his little hands, and more with his loving heart.
The face wore its mildest expression: the grizzled bushy eyebrows had taken their more acute angle of compassionate kindness, and the mouth, habitually compressed with a pout of the lower lip, was relaxed so as to be ready to speak a helpful word or syllable in a moment.
Coan has also been most helpful with suggestions in other directions.
Nellie, who arrived in an hour, had been through the experience often herself, and was friendly and helpful.
Still she bore up bravely, and as usual the effort was helpful to her.
But, as I say, I had thought out one or two points that were helpful.
They followed him, laughing and half remonstrating; but he replied with the utmost solemnity, explaining to them, in a maddening little sermon, that one can always find some small occupation that is helpful to others.