The “find and operate” missions that followed were directed at the most vulnerable and defenceless individuals in the country.
The Romans, who expected to find a defenceless population, imagined that the storming of the place would be an easy matter.
Edward went back to his aunt snivelling, defenceless but happy.
Orange loyalty was then licensed and let loose upon the defenceless Roman Catholic population in Ulster.
The Reich is defenceless, at the feet of Kleist and his 6,000.
He was lodged with a small escort, in comfortable, but defenceless, quarters in the Bala Hissar or citadel of Cabul.
This poor queen is defenceless, because her civilization is dead, too.
In his defenceless and desperate circumstances, such revenge was doubly sweet; and for a while he dwelt on it with pleasure.
What protection had the defenceless child that had been I against these machinations?
Once the dike is undermined, no power on earth can hold back the flood of waters from the defenceless lands beneath.