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As the pandemic and the rising casualty count dominated the news, people trying to avoid the virus have remained isolated at home, feeling helpless.The way we express grief for strangers is changing|Tanya Basu|December 3, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Leaf-cutting worker ants might look like they’d be helpless against an enemy soldier ant many times their size.Mineral body armor helps some leaf-cutting ants win fights with bigger kin|Christie Wilcox|November 24, 2020|Science News
We didn’t realize it was a long journey until we realized how helpless we were.Familiar Fauci anecdotes, told with a Brooklyn accent|Amy Goldstein|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
To respect their wishes, I sat in the parched grass and waited, feeling helpless.
Looking at that newspaper in the middle of the American desert, I wondered whether it was now my turn to know familial loss and feel helpless.How Biking Across America Formed an Unlikely Friendship|Raffi Joe Wartanian|October 8, 2020|Outside Online
“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
I feel helpless at moments because I do not know how to help the people who lost their families and friends.
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
The fingers of all the clocks in the house were revolving with the most extraordinary rapidity--she was helpless.
She was helpless, because she had said nothing all day of her appointment, and because Janet had not mentioned it either.
The keen resentment had faded from his face, but an immense reproach was there—a heavy, helpless, appealing reproach.Confidence|Henry James
"Perhaps I can write to you," Hugh tried to console her, feeling horribly guilty and helpless.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
But Bocardon, who had to account to higher powers, the proprietors of the hotel, was helpless.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke