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helpless

adjective

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1 lacking protection from danger or resistance against attack
  • after the storm we found a helpless baby bird that had fallen out of its nest

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2 unable to act or achieve one's purpose
  • we watched, feeling helpless, as the vase slipped from her hand and crashed to the floor

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The first known use of helpless was before the 12th century

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“Helpless.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/helpless. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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