Even now she faced life steadily, unhelped by the many pleasant illusions cherished by her mother.
In the second place, I must go through this unhelped and unsupported all by myself.
It outwears the protests and appeals of total generations of unhelped, indignant hearts.
unhelped by memory, Dr. Brandes might have guessed that Shakespeare would exhaust the obvious at first glance.
Her kind old heart bled for the lad when she thought how much he must have suffered, alone and unhelped.
He obtained this rank by the sheer force of his genius, unhelped in any way, and he held it without dispute.
Daily he met with examples of shamefully degraded manhood, of pitiful want, and of unhelped suffering.
Unassisted man can do that: and unhelped common causes can generate stone and coal.
In that case, he says, the harvest has come and gone, and left us unhelped and disappointed.
The roof of the church fell in one Sunday in the year 1689, and the walls—not unhelped by human hands—speedily followed suit.
Old English helpan (class III strong verb; past tense healp, past participle holpen) "help, support, succor; benefit, do good to; cure, amend," from Proto-Germanic *helpan (cf. Old Norse hjalpa, Old Frisian helpa, Middle Dutch and Dutch helpen, Old High German helfan, German helfen), from PIE root *kelb- "to help" (cf. Lithuanian selpiu "to support, help").
Recorded as a cry of distress from late 14c. Sense of "serve someone with food at table" (1680s) is translated from French servir "to help, stead, avail," and led to helping "portion of food." Related: Helped (c.1300). The Middle English past participle holpen survives in biblical and U.S. dialectal use.
Old English help (m.), helpe (f.) "assistance, succor;" see help (v.). Most Germanic languages also have the noun form, cf. Old Norse hjalp, Swedish hjälp, Old Frisian helpe, Dutch hulp, Old High German helfa, German Hilfe. Use of help as euphemism for "servant" is American English, 1640s, tied up in notions of class and race.
A domestic servant of American birth, and without negro blood in his or her veins ... is not a servant, but a 'help.' 'Help wanted,' is the common heading of advertisements in the North, when servants are required. [Chas. Mackay, "Life and Liberty in America," 1859].Though help also meant "assistant, helper, supporter" in Middle English (c.1200).