Examples of impotent in a Sentence
an impotent ruler who was just a figurehead
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Flanagan, who has an appointee on the state’s impotent ethics commission known as JCOPE, made public statements about what a good guy his buddy Klein is, apparently caring not at all at how that would poison any potential investigation.
But fortunately for the hosts, a combination of the 23-year-old's recovering block as well as an impotent early Azzurri leading line allowed Three Lions goalkeeper Jack Butland to remain untested.
Liverpool were rendered impotent without Mohamed Salah as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Everton in Saturday's Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.
Mr Macron thinks populism thrives when people feel their leaders are impotent, in particular against the forces of globalisation.
Thus, some researchers fear that any effective phage therapy is destined to the same impotent fate as many of our once powerful antibiotics.
The beliefs that created a large and impotent European Union are real.
Profiteering off impotent rage comes at a high cost.
Such a pessimistic view raises questions about how the international community has seemingly become so impotent.
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A police department may be impotent to stop the flow of drugs into a neighborhood. A group of countries may be impotent to force another country to change its human-rights policies. The impotence of a prime minister may be shown by her inability to get an important piece of legislation passed. Impotent and impotence may also have a special meaning, when they refer to a man's inability to have sexual intercourse.
IMPOTENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impotent for English Language Learners
: lacking power or strength
of a man : unable to have sex : unable to get or keep an erection
IMPOTENT Defined for Kids
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