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good Samaritan

A person who selflessly helps others, especially those in distress. Taken from a parable in the Bible in which a Samaritan man was the only person who stopped to help a man who was robbed and beaten. Brad was hailed by the newspaper as a good Samaritan after he stepped in and helped a woman who was being robbed.
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good Samaritan

A compassionate person who unselfishly helps others, as in In this neighborhood you can't count on a good Samaritan if you get in trouble. This expression alludes to Jesus's parable about a Samaritan who rescues and cares for a stranger who had been robbed and badly hurt and had been ignored by a priest and a Levite (Luke 10:30-35). The Samaritans were considered a heretical group by other Jews, so by using a Samaritan for the parable, Jesus chose a person whom his listeners would find least likely to be worthy of concern. [c. 1600]
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good Samaritan

a charitable or helpful person.
In the Bible, Jesus tells the parable of a man who ‘went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among thieves’ (Luke 10). The first two people who came across him lying stripped and wounded by the side of the road ‘passed by on the other side’. It was the third man, a Samaritan (i.e. a man from Samaria) who took pity on him and helped him.
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a ˌgood Saˈmaritan

a person who gives help and sympathy to people who need it: He stole money from an old woman while pretending to be a good Samaritan and help carry her shopping.This comes from a story told by Jesus in the Bible.
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In a police station, the Good Samaritan will be examined in a single examination in a reasonable and time-bound manner, without causing any undue delay.
So, I belong to a church and my church belongs to a community organization so that I can be an effective good Samaritan in the 21st century That is where the rubber meets the road, where I choose to befriend my Good Samaritan Syndrome.
Without a Good Samaritan law, New Jersey faces a similar problem.
When we set out to take the lessons of the Good Samaritan to heart and see the church, as Congar suggested, in some measure succeed in being that church of compassion and service, we may be too focused on being the star of the show of salvation history.
Detective Inspector Fil Capaldi asked the Good Samaritan to get in touch and called for witnesses to the attack to contact Drumchapel CID on 0141 532 3699 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
I scarcely had enough time to thank the good Samaritan.
The Good Samaritan clinics are a ministry of In His Image, a Christian Family Medicine Residency Program.
In addition, Shauna Pearce, RN, MAOM, director of Organisational Excellence at Good Samaritan Hospital and a CAPE examiner, was the recipient of the CAPE Examiner of the Year award for demonstrating outstanding teamwork, initiative and communication.
Good Samaritan statutes immunize doctors against all liability.
WORCESTER - Police are crediting a good Samaritan with helping to apprehend a city woman yesterday who allegedly stabbed a Northbridge man she was trying to rob and then drove away in his late model pickup.
A man in a bar continually falls off his stool, so the barman asks another customer to be a good Samaritan and take the drunk home.
Good Samaritan lawsuits would be a serious problem for those who work with voluntary organisations as well as members of the public who go to help any injured person.
by Joel Matta, head of orthopedic surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital near downtown Los Angeles.
A would-be thief demanded a mobile phone from a 16-year-old girl on Somerset Road in Huddersfield - but a Good Samaritan intervened and foiled the attempt.
ISSUE: Does the Good Samaritan Act apply in hospitals?