OTHER WORDS FROM helplesshelp·less·ly, adverbhelp·less·ness, noun
How to use helpless in a sentence
Some large part of America feels helpless before forces they don’t understand, while the rest of us feel helpless before people we don’t understand.The virus caused more than a pandemic. It set us all ablaze.|Philip Kennicott|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
It is very difficult to sit by helplessly while a friend is imprisoned for a crime that is too implausible to comprehend.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rather than helplessly obeying the dictates of management, workers are obliged to do what union bosses tell them.
She is helplessly oblivious to what is going on between Iago and Othello.
When it came to paying it back, he was helplessly and horribly bedridden.Former Navy Officer Bryan Caisse Is Accused of Defrauding Friends and Classmates|Michael Daly|January 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her novels are not, as some insist on thinking, the helplessly romantic effusions of a repressed spinster.
Arrived at the boat, they found Mayne standing in the water and leaning helplessly against the side of the craft.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
After a time she managed to grope her way to her bedroom, where, turning up the light, she sank down helplessly upon the bed.Dope|Sax Rohmer
The deadly coil has made possible the devastating spectacle in Europe, which we are helplessly looking on.Third class in Indian railways|Mahatma Gandhi
She stopped just inside the threshold, and looking from one to the other with a scared face, stood wringing her hands helplessly.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
One of the pack-horses fell and lay helplessly in the stream until it was fairly dragged to its feet.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman