OTHER WORDS FROM haplesshap·less·ly, adverbhap·less·ness, noun
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Stewart’s hapless journey provided the first details of a shadowy network of brokers and investors who were pursuing billions in loosely monitored contracts from government agencies desperately trying to deal with the virus.Contractor Who Was Awarded $34.5 Million in Government Money and Provided Zero Masks Pleads Guilty to Fraud|by J. David McSwane|February 3, 2021|ProPublica
Starring Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem and Arsenio Hall as his hapless best friend, the movie follows as the royal searches for his queen in Queens, New York.Here's What's New on Amazon Prime in February 2021|Cady Lang|January 31, 2021|Time
One of those people is Lethem’s hapless hero, Sandy Duplessis.Jonathan Lethem’s ‘The Arrest’ imagines a kinder, gentler apocalypse|Ron Charles|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
So their “Monday Night Football” matchup in the Meadowlands with the hapless, hopeless Jets arrives at a good time for them.The Patriots’ season isn’t fixed, but at least they avoided losing to the Jets|Mark Maske|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
I had written about my first, hapless foray into the woods for Quartz, and the article attracted the attention of Rinella’s publicists.MeatEater’s Steven Rinella is helping America rethink its relationship with hunting|Oliver Staley|October 23, 2020|Quartz
It helps that Wendy Davis is a hapless opponent, but as a test proving it can be done, any success is welcomed.
“At first I was happy to be learning to read,” explains the hapless adult illiterate Office Barbrady in an early episode.
It becomes a hapless gesture of uninformed social media departments who perceive the potential of engagement without consequences.
With them are thousands of other hapless mall-goers, descending rapidly into deadly anarchy.The War Inside: Terrorism & Teenhood in ‘No Dawn Without Darkness’|Hugh Ryan|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Finally, Cleese goose-steps out of the dining room as the hapless Germans cringe and sob.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive|Clive Irving|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lawrence, when the day was lost, rode back to prepare the hapless Europeans in the city for the hazard that now threatened.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
In the dressing-room beyond the larger room where that strange interview was to take place, the hapless man lay on a bed.
In some vague way Jessie connected the mystery with the hapless creature whom she knew now to be the King of Asturia.
It was into a cell adjoining that which the hapless queen had occupied that Madame Roland was cast.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
He was soon at full speed again, on his futile race: a hapless idealist in pursuit of lost dreams.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird