- helping hand,
- helping verb,
- helpmann, sir robert,
Origin of helpless
Examples from the Web for helplessness
You may have felt, like I did, lots of emotions—but the most dangerous of them is helplessness.
The brokenness of the political system drives the former, and helplessness drives the latter.
A feeling of helplessness and its resulting paralysis are the enemy of the Good.
“I was humiliated at the thought of my helplessness,” he said.Retired Marine Reveals Secret Suffering of Male Military Rape Victims|Caitlin Dickson|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We entangle them in a web of fear, of helplessness and anguish.
They are his appointed guardians, in the season of helplessness and inexperience.Anecdotes for Boys|Harvey Newcomb
There was, too, a certain air of helplessness about him, a primitive intensity almost painful.Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete|Gilbert Parker
My anxiety was no less than his, but my realization of our helplessness was complete.The Metal Monster|A. Merritt
Mr. Pelham found her helplessness and patience very pathetic.The Quiver 12/1899|Anonymous
She had many serious thoughts through these months of helplessness.A Little Girl in Old Salem|Amanda Minnie Douglas
"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.