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succor
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
help given when it is needed; or the act of giving such help
  • 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.
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (48% in)
  • Those were the knightly days of our profession, when we only bore arms to succor the distressed, and not to fill men's lamp-feeders.
    Chapters 82-84 -- The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (5% in)
  • From the boat's fragmentary stern, Fedallah incuriously and mildly eyed him; the clinging crew, at the other drifting end, could not succor him; more than enough was it for them to look to themselves.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (20% in)

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