A few words before getting to this stage may help.
I expect the word had been helping to keep him alive.
The written word did not however really help me train Holmes.
This was one of those times when no words would help.
I hoped my next words would help her past it.
He shook his head as though more words could no longer help him.
With only four words to help us, that do not mean very much to me.
But what about the climate that their words helped to create?
What word of grace in such a place Could help a brother's soul?
The trouble was, he couldn't tell whether the words had helped, or only made things worse.