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 Meanings and Examples of ASSIST
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The fellow came forward with a somewhat sullen, defiant air, and put down his hands to assist.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  I seek to repair what is amiss, if I possibly can; and I hope you will assist me in a good spirit, Bounderby, for I have been very much distressed.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
3  The sudden sound made the murderers bear back once more, and Wamba, though so imperfectly weaponed, did not hesitate to rush in and assist the Black Knight to rise.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
4  By the end of eleven years, however, Mrs. Price could no longer afford to cherish pride or resentment, or to lose one connexion that might possibly assist her.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
5  He was certainly better pleased to hand her into the barouche than to assist her in ascending the box, and his complacency seemed confirmed by the arrangement.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
6  It was necessary for him to step forward, too, and assist the introduction, and with many awkward sensations he did his best.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
7  Nothing was omitted, on his side, of civility, compliment, or kindness, that might assist the plan.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
8  I would assist any brother officer's wife that I could, and I would bring anything of Harville's from the world's end, if he wanted it.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
9  But as to the rest, as to the others, if one stays to assist Mrs Harville, I think it need be only one.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12
10  She had no child to connect her with life and happiness again, no relations to assist in the arrangement of perplexed affairs, no health to make all the rest supportable.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
11  This was agreed upon between the two friends as the only thing to be done; and Colonel Wallis was to assist in every way that he could.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 21
12  She had no natural connexions to assist her even with their counsel, and she could not afford to purchase the assistance of the law.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 21
13  I shall soon want you to go to Blooms-End and assist me in putting the house in order.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 2 A Lurid Light Breaks in upon a Darkened Understanding
14  He was careful not to remind her, and went on with his secret preparations for a cheerful surprise, the more zealously that he had been absent last time and unable to assist.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
15  Having seen Eustacia's signal from the hill at eight o'clock, Wildeve immediately prepared to assist her in her flight, and, as he hoped, accompany her.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
Example Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
16  The newspaper was asked by federal agents for assistance and agreed to comply.
17  We offer financial assistance to students.
18  The company needs more financial assistance from the Government.
19  Life itself, without the assistance of colleges and universities, is becoming an advanced institution of learning.
20  He will get the great possible assistance.
21  Technical assistance for the product is free of charge.
22  They represent only a tiny proportion of the people who get housing assistance from Washington.
23  Please call if you require assistance.
24  We thought it advisable to seek police assistance.
25  I'm glad they are getting assistance but you must use common sense and not blab about this.
26  In providing tutorial assistance and college scholarships for hundreds of economically disadvantaged youths, Eugene Lang performed a truly altruistic deed.
27  The government has pledged in return for IMF assistance to redouble its efforts to reform the economy.
28  The young nurse was very nervous when she assisted at her first operation.
29  I assisted him in writing his paper.
30  With one call on the radio you will be assisted by a lot of police officers in mere minutes.