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helpmate

1. A companion who provides assistance or support, especially a wife or husband. It's only by the support of my lifelong helpmate that I was able to get through the hardship of my father's death.
2. Anything or anyone that aids, assists, or is helpful, especially regularly or constantly. We've entered an age where phones are no longer merely tools for communication—they've become helpmates in nearly every facet of life.
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Lady Bird Johnson and Pat Nixon as political helpmates were sharp contrasts to the sophisticated, worldly Jackie Kennedy.
gt;From "America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines," by Gail Collins, [C] 2004 Perennial Paperback.
Angels from the Vatican puts the renderings of the angelic host back where they belong, as guides, guardians, and helpmates of mankind.
They include the two films currently on the big screen, plus Flying Deuces, Swiss Miss, Towed in the Hole, Busy Bodies, Beau Hunks and Helpmates.
Miniature cattle can also be a great investment and at the same time be helpmates with the grass and brush.
Their partnering, neither sensual nor stiff, appeared to be the union of equal and willing helpmates.
Monkeys are perfect helpmates for quadriplegics, people paralyzed from the neck down who are unable to use their own hands (and legs).
Garson then entered her wartime phase of idealized helpmates, appearing regularly with Walter Pidgeon.
But America still clings to the old-fashioned image of wives as loyal, well-balanced helpmates.
She is the author of three books: "America's Women, 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines" (Morrow, 2003), "Scorpion Tongues" (Morrow, 1998) and "The Millennium Book" (Doubleday, 1991) which she co-authored with her husband, Dan Collins.
The Professional Sports Wives Association and The Professional Sports Wives Magazine offer self-empowering articles and useful information for sports wives to be better helpmates to support their husband's career.
Along the way they collect the usual assortment of helpmates as they work through their quest, and there is a touch of romance between Calwyn and Darrow.
HELPMATES (BBC TWO,11am) More slapstick japes with Laurel and Hardy.
Communists clearly expected working-class women to be helpmates to working men.
Oswestry and District Helpmates is hoping to use the money to renovate an old building.