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artificial aids

plural noun
Manège. aid (def 6b).
Origin of artificial aids
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Having "influence" to help them, they usually rely on this artificial aid—seldom upon themselves.

    The Young Man and the World Albert J. Beveridge
  • An artificial aid to conversation and the repetition of threadbare stories, generally off-color.

    The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard
  • Then I can fill my cup without any artificial aid, or any painful effort.

  • Some artificial aid is thus needed to prevent him from thinking of any arrangement but the right one.

    "Stops" Paul Allardyce
  • In this case artificial respiration does not recall life, and respiration ceases when artificial aid is removed.

  • She is quite twenty-six (in spite of artificial aid), a fact that Lilian perceives with secret gratification.

    Airy Fairy Lilian Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (AKA Duchess)
  • Certainly there is a limit in nature which can only be overcome by artificial aid.

    The Open Air Richard Jefferies
  • Nothing can be more fanciful than that the highest of all mental gifts must have artificial aid.

    The Gorgeous Isle Gertrude Atherton
  • But Sunflowers can be grown without any kind of artificial aid.

  • These recognitions alone dispense with the artificial aid of tokens or amulets.

    Poetics Aristotle
British Dictionary definitions for artificial aid

artificial aid

(mountaineering) another name for aid (sense 5)
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