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In a funny way, she sounds like Liv Crawford when she reads from her books, a bit strident, overdramatic, with tones of succor.
Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  assistance in time of difficulty;
or: help in a difficult situation
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  • In a funny way, she sounds like Liv Crawford when she reads from her books, a bit strident, overdramatic, with tones of succor.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • And there is this: although the Home Army, like members of the Resistance elsewhere in Europe, had other concerns besides the succor and safekeeping of the Jews (as indeed there were one or two partisan factions in Poland that remained malignantly anti-Semitic), such help, generally speaking, was still high on their list of priorities; thus it is safe to say that it was at least partly because of their efforts in behalf of some of these incessantly stalked, mortally endangered Jews…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Sir," began Dougal, bowing formally to Colum, "we pray your indulgence and mercy with regard to a lady in need of succor and safe refuge.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Will you succor and protect him as a brother-man—a resident of the old Bay State?
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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  • I’m here to offer some rock-and-roll succor to all the people of Portland.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • We’ll receive His divine mercy as his servants who bring succor.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Oh, succor him!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • McCandless may have been tempted by the succor offered by women, but it paled beside the prospect of rough congress with nature, with the cosmos itself.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • For Thou art the defense, the succor, and the victory of them that put their trust in Thee, and to Thee be all glory, to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, now and forever, world without end.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • As usual, this hotel was full of soldiers of this company, who hastened to the succor of their comrades.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers

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  • (To the officers): Gentlemen, when you shall see me charge, Bear me no succor, none, whate’er the odds!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • He ran swiftly, casting wild glances for succor.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • I have succored the oppressed, I have comforted the suffering.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In every event, we are assured, by what has fallen from our enemies, that our friends have escaped, and in two short hours we may look for succor from Webb.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • 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.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Hereafter can I look to any god For succor, call on any man for help?
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • And when at last it is perceived that such pity cannot lead to effectual succor, common sense bids the soul rid of it.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • "Not Albus, he was always up in his bedroom when he was home, reading his books and counting his prizes, keeping up with his cor-respondence with the most notable magical names of the day," Aberforth succored.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • He will be your support and your succor.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • You have forgotten a wretch who tried to abduct you one night, a wretch to whom you rendered succor on the following day on their infamous pillory.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • My good friends and companions, Thufir Hawat and Duncan Idaho, my years as a fugitive without rank or succor …. and one more thing: it is now kanly and you know as well as I the rules that must prevail.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • But it were shame that a king should know fear, and shame that belted knight should withhold his hand where be such as need succor.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • And now, O Oedipus, our peerless king, All we thy votaries beseech thee, find Some succor, whether by a voice from heaven Whispered, or haply known by human wit.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • Thy benignity not only succors him who asks, but oftentimes freely foreruns the asking.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Each night that reception was good some of them had gathered in the Admiral’s den and listened while he conned the wave lengths, hoping for news of peace, victory, succor, reconstruction.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • She was still stroking Bloomberg, still succoring him, forcibly, into the subtle and difficult world outside warm afghans.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • On the other hand, in matters of simple almsgiving, where there can be no question of social contact, and in the succor of the aged and sick, the South, as if stirred by a feeling of its unfortunate limitations, is generous to a fault.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • But he who other time had succored me, in other peril, soon as I mounted, clasped and sustained me with his arms: and he said, "Geryon, move on now; let the circles be wide, and the descending slow; consider the strange burden that thou hast."
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • This impression caused him to wish ardently for the presence and succor of his Mohican friend, and to look forward to the approach of sunset with an increasing anxiety.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • …evil and harm under another name and upon and among people who will never have heard the right one; daughter doomed to spinsterhood who had chosen spinsterhood already before there was anyone named Charles Bon since the aunt who came to succor her in bereavement and sorrow found neither but instead that calm absolutely impenetrable face between a homespun dress and sunbonnet seen before a closed door and again in a cloudy swirl of chickens while Jones was building the coffin and…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Trumpet notes filled the air, and the holy army rushed to succor its champions.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Her presence was comfort and succor to me.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • FAUST To Him above bow down, my friends, Who teaches help, and succor sends!
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • What friendly hand has a merciful Providence sent to my succor?
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • Dr. George B. Rockham looked wildly about him for succor.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Nor did they ever fail to succor the sick and unfortunate.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • And if I desired to succor the afflicted I would have joined you in Holy Orders.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • Thinkest thou my Father would not send Sky-darkening hosts of winged legions to my succor?
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • These weary and lost travelers, almost starved, found in the oxen succor they so grievously needed.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • If one was attacked, would the others fly to its succor, and spend their blood and money in its defense?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • For succor and protection.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Never more intensely than today had he, Father Paneloux, felt the immanence of divine succor and Christian hope granted to all alike.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • On an evil day for him he or his outlaws had beaten and robbed a man who once succored Duane when sore in need.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • You’ll find no succor until you reach the Vale, and each mount you lose burdens the others all the more.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • The territorial aristocracy of former ages was either bound by law, or thought itself bound by usage, to come to the relief of its serving-men, and to succor their distresses.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • "We are marching to the city," said a tall woman in the traces of the wayn, "to bring these holy bones to Blessed Baelor, and seek succor and protection from the king."
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Until, that is, the day when my brother and I announced our presence in her womb and our unstoppable desire to trade the nourishment of the placenta for the succor of her breasts.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Somewhere he would meet a company of worthies who would succor him with laughter and talk and many drinks—not too many drinks, of course—and motor very rapidly to Lake Minnetonka for a moonlight swim.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • For Senor Stewart it was natural to be loyal to his friend, to have a fine sense of the honor due to a woman who had loved and given, to bring about their marriage, to succor them in their need and loneliness.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • The cheery salutation he had ready for her died unborn and he tumbled the pieces of pottery awkwardly on the grass while some unfamiliar, deep-seated emotion, mixed with pity and glad assurance of his power to succor her, held him dumb.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
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