helpfully helpfully  /ˈhɛlpfə li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a helpful manner

Usage(s):

  1. Those who wore glasses had them neatly folded next to their body, and all, helpfully, had identification papers for the authorities to find.
  2. Abby helpfully lays down her hand on the table.
  3. Maybe it's the epithet, which he defines helpfully as someone who persistently belittles and abuses those of inferior power or status.

News

  • Sesame Street Explains "Incarceration," Not Why U.S. Imprisons So Many

    A gloomy woodwind arrangement proceeds the gentle explanation (helpfully paid for by a defense contractor ) of what it means to have a parent incarcerated in the United States today, which seems apt given that since 2002 our country has had the highest incarceration rate in the world. [ more › ]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Gothamist

Quotes

  1. "The president had asked agencies to begin a review of our policy in Iraq, and what Secretary Rumsfeld did, I think, very helpfully, was put together a sort of laundry list of ideas that ought to be considered as part of that review," Hadley said.
    on Dec 3, 2006 By: Stephen Hadley Source: ABC News

  2. Merkel told a news conference in Munich: "We should stand helpfully by Greece's side."
    on Mar 5, 2010 By: Angela Merkel Source: Reuters India

  3. "For my game, I like playing in those conditions, so helpfully it helps. The longer the match goes, the better it is for me," Hewitt said.
    on Aug 6, 2008 By: Lleyton Hewitt Source: The Australian

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