Examples from the Web for helpless
“It's insane to see what the extreme version of that type of helpless anger combined with mental illness can create,” Cook wrote.
“No, the church has to be on the side of the most disadvantaged, of the poorest, of the helpless,” the padre tells us.
He saves the helpless from burning buildings and puppies from untimely deaths.The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy|Olivia Nuzzi|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the stage when you are a helpless baby, Mom is, literally, everything.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide|Jean Kim|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Helpless women and children are bombed in a U.N. shelter, and the overall toll passes 1,000.
But the birds are not as helpless as the flowers, and are able to make their own nests.Confidences|Edith B. Lowry
Oh, what a shame to take him through the streets in such a helpless condition!Fireside Stories for Girls in Their Teens|Margaret White Eggleston
And listening, there comes up to him from the depths faintly, through the tube: "I'm uninjured, but am bound and helpless."Miss Dividends|Archibald Clavering Gunter
Feeling painfully insignificant and helpless, he turned and left the room.Jupiter Lights|Constance Fenimore Woolson
The same God made the eagle, the vulture, the hawk, and their helpless prey.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 4 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for helpless
Word Origin and History for helpless
"unable to act for oneself," c.1200, from help (n.) + -less. Related: Helplessly; helplessness. In Middle English and later sometimes also "unable to give help, affording no help" (late 14c.), but this was never common.