Environmental concerns are not the reason Romney is trailing in the polls, but they're not helping.
Matt Latimer on how the author is only helping keep the former Alaska governor relevant—and rich.
By helping show Gorbachev that he could safely release Eastern Europe, Reagan helped end the Cold War.
I spent only a few hours with the former governor, helping to prepare her for the vice presidential debate in October 2008.
And by terrifying liberals, they are helping ensure that Obama gets the large Democratic base turnout he needs.
Erick stood up unsteadily, helping Jan and Mara to their feet.
Calvert and I have been helping our neighbors to get in the harvest.
Adam, who had been helping in the latter stages, squinted at the ceiling of the box.
You needn't worry about helping yourself; I've got a dozen bottles more.'
Could Johnson but have lived he would have lent her his helping hand.
"aid, assistance," late 13c., from present participle of help (v.). Meaning "serving food" is from 1824; that of "a portion of food" is from 1883.
Old English helpan (class III strong verb; past tense healp, past participle holpen) "help, support, succor; benefit, do good to; cure, amend," from Proto-Germanic *helpan (cf. Old Norse hjalpa, Old Frisian helpa, Middle Dutch and Dutch helpen, Old High German helfan, German helfen), from PIE root *kelb- "to help" (cf. Lithuanian selpiu "to support, help").
Recorded as a cry of distress from late 14c. Sense of "serve someone with food at table" (1680s) is translated from French servir "to help, stead, avail," and led to helping "portion of food." Related: Helped (c.1300). The Middle English past participle holpen survives in biblical and U.S. dialectal use.
Old English help (m.), helpe (f.) "assistance, succor;" see help (v.). Most Germanic languages also have the noun form, cf. Old Norse hjalp, Swedish hjälp, Old Frisian helpe, Dutch hulp, Old High German helfa, German Hilfe. Use of help as euphemism for "servant" is American English, 1640s, tied up in notions of class and race.
A domestic servant of American birth, and without negro blood in his or her veins ... is not a servant, but a 'help.' 'Help wanted,' is the common heading of advertisements in the North, when servants are required. [Chas. Mackay, "Life and Liberty in America," 1859].Though help also meant "assistant, helper, supporter" in Middle English (c.1200).