The parson in his silk cassock, and his helpmate in brown damask.
In all this his wife is his helpmate, his mother his inspiration.
The moment had arrived when a helpmate was absolutely necessary.
She had been fashioned to be his helpmate, as surely as if she had been made of the same bone.
It was better, if he could, to have his helpmate inside the house.
Oh, I am delighted that your pious heart has found so congenial a helpmate!
I could never have applied to her the homely but significant name of helpmate.
Where so true a helpmate for him as the one to whom his mind appealed?
He seized the shrine, scarcely giving his helpmate time to fill up and conceal their depredations.
And such was the effect of the music on his helpmate that she came and kissed him.
"companion," 1715, altered from helpmeet, a ghost word, from the Biblical translation of Latin adjutorium simile sibi [Gen. ii:18] as "an help meet (i.e. fit) for him" (Hebrew 'ezer keneghdo), which already by 1673 was being printed as help-meet and mistaken for one word.