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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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Although the athlete husbands are the center of attention, their helpmates often seem stronger.
Lady Bird Johnson and Pat Nixon as political helpmates were sharp contrasts to the sophisticated, worldly Jackie Kennedy.
But Derby were lucky to escape when Bjorn Bragstad, one of Carbonari's major helpmates, flatted Matt Jansen in the 80th minute in what looked a clear penalty.
Gordon portrays some wives as helpmates, and others as irrelevant figures.
Other grant recipients are Oswestry and District Helpmates (pounds 23,500), which brings arts activities to the disadvantaged, elderly or disabled, Music Zone 2000, a rock and pop school in Stoke on Trent (pounds 24,849) and Birmingham Chamber Music Society for an educational project in schools with the Schidloff Quartet (pounds 6,200).
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.
Some transportation progressives sent flowers to Beltway helpmates who safeguarded the good stuff in the bill, but the pandemic urge to hardtop the continent endured.
Miniature cattle can also be a great investment and at the same time be helpmates with the grass and brush.
The assistance given by the many helpmates at the Brookings Institution who are named has evidently been lax, and the book hardly reflects credit on its sponsor.
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.