assistants


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assistants

people who give help and support; aides: My assistants will help you with that.
Not to be confused with:
assistance – help; aid; support: Can I be of some assistance?
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I used to be able to keep two assistants, but now I only keep one; and I would have a job to pay him but that he is willing to come for half wages so as to learn the business."
Also, in spare moments, Collins, or his assistants, were for ever trying them out with all manner of tricks in the quest of special aptitudes on their parts.
At a sign from Charmolue, the two assistants took her and placed her in a sitting posture on the bed.
If he cuts off one of his own toes, or one of his assistants', would you be very much astonished?
Frere Sylvain added, turning towards his assistants,
Only we two, Makeev and I" (he pointed to the assistant), "keep on here.
Tyler's assistant secretary, who had been left at home, assured me that there was no doubt but that the Toreador had sailed as promised, since he knew his employer well enough to be positive that nothing short of an act of God would prevent his doing what he had planned to do.
The thought that when called urgently to his Assistant Commissioner's private room he had been unable to conceal his astonishment was distinctly vexing.
"That," said the Assistant Pocketer of Deposits, "is one of our liabilities."
Philip read the advertisement columns of the medical papers, and he applied for the post of unqualified assistant to a man who had a dispensary in the Fulham Road.
Juxon consented the more readily to take him with him, as he would require an assistant priest in case the king should wish to communicate.
"And pray, what time were you directed to appear, sir?" shouted the assistant superintendent, seeming for some unknown reason more and more aggrieved.

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