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Definition help given when it is needed; or the act of giving such help
  • Thinkest thou my Father would not send Sky-darkening hosts of winged legions to my succor?
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • He ran swiftly, casting wild glances for succor.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Trumpet notes filled the air, and the holy army rushed to succor its champions.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • What friendly hand has a merciful Providence sent to my succor?
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • 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
  • Hereafter can I look to any god For succor, call on any man for help?
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • She was still stroking Bloomberg, still succoring him, forcibly, into the subtle and difficult world outside warm afghans.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • 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
  • He will be your support and your succor.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Command th' assistance of a faithful friend; But feeble are the succors I can send.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • Dr. George B. Rockham looked wildly about him for succor.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • I'm here to offer some rock-and-roll succor to all the people of Portland.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • 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
  • For succor and protection.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • 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
  • 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
  • And if I desired to succor the afflicted I would have joined you in Holy Orders.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • 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
  • Her presence was comfort and succor to me.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • (To the officers): Gentlemen, when you shall see me charge, Bear me no succor, none, whate'er the odds!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac

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