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Origin of self-help
OTHER WORDS FROM self-helpself-helper, nounself-helpful, self-helping, adjectiveself-help·ful·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for self-help
It combines pickup techniques supposedly inspired by evolutionary psychology with self-help pseudoscience.
Bookstores are stocked with self-help books telling girls how to bag a millionaire.
Sure, there is an array of “self-help” guides available in the world.
Anderson says some of the men who come to his self-help organization have waited over 60 years to reveal their abuse.Exclusive: Michael Jackson Hit With New Sex Abuse Claim|Diane Dimond|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a popular philosopher and self-help evangelizer, he is in the assertion business—the loftier the better.What is the News? Whatever Alain de Botton Thinks It Is|Robert Herritt|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because, as scarcely needs saying, the principle of self-help is strained to the uttermost at time of child-birth.Change in the Village|(AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
But the preaching of thrift and self-help, unremitting as it is, is not producing an appreciable effect.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays|Thorstein Veblen
The Bushman has his reason for trusting in his amulets; the civilized man, his, for trusting in self-help.The Story of My Mind|M. M. Mangasarian
From the very first, however, the girls were trained in the virtues of the home, and in self-help.Women of Achievement|Benjamin Brawley
This open-mouth breathing, however, need not be learned; it is the self-help of nature.Piano Playing|Josef Hofmann
British Dictionary definitions for self-help
- the practice of solving one's problems by joining or forming a group designed to help those suffering from a particular problem
- (as modifier)a self-help group