HELPFUL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HELPFUL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
helpful
 a.  giving aid; assistant or useful
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  I rather miss my wild girl, but if I get a strong, helpful, tenderhearted woman in her place, I shall feel quite satisfied.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO
2  Even a fair table may become a pulpit, if it can offer the good and helpful words which are never out of season.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY
3  Then Father came to the rescue, quietly managed everything, and made himself so helpful that I saw my mistake, and never have been able to get on without him since.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
4  Precious and helpful hours to Jo, for now her heart received the teaching that it needed.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY
5  But when the helpful voice was silent, the daily lesson over, the beloved presence gone, and nothing remained but loneliness and grief, then Jo found her promise very hard to keep.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-TWO
6  I believe they would have procured his dismissal if the Department had not sent you over to inquire into it, and if you had not been so kindly disposed and helpful to him.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
7  So Will remained at Tara, for what reason she did not know and she found his businesslike man-to-man attitude with her both pleasant and helpful.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
8  Surely, he'd have something helpful to offer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
9  She was sure that he frequently threw business her way, for he knew all the rich Yankees and Carpetbaggers intimately, but he always denied being helpful.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
10  Every evening when he called at her house, weary and discouraged, she was tireless in her tactful, helpful suggestions.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
11  She seemed to think that my elders withheld helpful information, and that from me she might get valuable secrets.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XVII
12  Madame Ratignolle, when they had regained her cottage, went in to take the hour's rest which she considered helpful.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VIII
13  political scheme: 'That the show of religion was helpful to.'
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII(*) — CONCERNING THE WAY IN WHICH PRINCES SH...
14  Mackie, the head teacher to whom I have referred, proved one of my strongest and most helpful friends.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter III.
15  Her advice and encouragement were always helpful in strengthening to me in the darkest hour.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter III.
Example Sentence: (179 in 12 pages)
16  In working out the solution to this logic puzzle, you may find it helpful to construct a simple schematic diagram outlining the order of events.
17  I hired a car the day after landing and bought a comprehensive book of maps, which is most helpful on the cross country.
18  Having the refrigerator is truly quite helpful since we are doing the nearly all the cooking for ourselves.
19  Adult education helps people achieve more fulfilled lives.
20  Heaven never helps the man who will not act.
21  Regular physical activity helps to control your weight.
22  Cross-training helps you add variety to your workouts.
23  This boom in adult education, in turn, helps to raise the intellectual standard of the whole country.
24  All is not at hand that helps.
25  Helping to alleviate poverty in developing countries also helps to reduce environmental destruction.
26  Biodegradable packaging helps to limit the amount of harmful chemicals released into the atmosphere.
27  An attorney representing a client before a court helps to make the trial fair, but the attorney is not neutral.
28  This treatment helps tone the body, firm up muscles and tighten the skin.
29  A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
30  Public money is like holy water, every one helps himself to it.