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Word: succor

Definition: assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.


Sentences Containing 'succor'

``For the love of Heaven, of justice, of generosity, of the honor of your noble name, I supplicate you, Monsieur heretofore the Marquis, to succor and release me.
The properties of multitudes of people were under water for months, and the poorer ones must have starved by the hundred if succor had not been promptly afforded.
The dying man's eyes were all the time riveted on the door, through which he hoped succor would arrive.
``Yes, I need your help: that is I thought like a madman that you could lend me your assistance in a case where God alone can succor me.''
If succor be sent to me, I will accept it.''
The port would fain give succor; the port is pitiful; in the port is safety, comfort, hearthstone, supper, warm blankets, friends, all that's kind to our mortalities.
Those were the knightly days of our profession, when we only bore arms to succor the distressed, and not to fill men's lamp-feeders.
From the boat's fragmentary stern, Fedallah incuriously and mildly eyed him; the clinging crew, at the other drifting end, could not succor him; more than enough was it for them to look to themselves.

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