A helper and companion, especially a spouse.(noun)
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Use "helpmate" in a sentence
"Indeed, watching Matt Bomer step up to stardom as Neal Caffrey, imprisoned-con-artist-turned-FBI-helpmate, is to be reminded of the symbiotic relationship that exists between TV stars and the shows that make them so."
"Between the great world and solitude, he needs the intermediate filling-up which the life domestic alone supplies: a wife to realize the sweet word helpmate; children, with whose future he could knit his own toils and his ancestral remembrances."
"At that hour it was so rare an event in the life of Mr. Mivers to be found in the drawing-room, and that he should have an acquaintance unknown to his helpmate was a circumstance so much rarer still, that Mr.. Mivers may well be forgiven for keeping St. John standing at the door till she had recovered her amaze."