OTHER WORDS FROM powerlesspow·er·less·ly, adverbpow·er·less·ness, noun
How to use powerless in a sentence
Lisa Howze said Treyburn had made her feel powerless, and she was determined to make the home answer for her mother’s death.The Nursing Home Didn’t Send Her to the Hospital, and She Died|by Sean Campbell|January 8, 2021|ProPublica
A client recently told me, “I can see our country hurtling toward destruction, and I am completely powerless to stop it.”How to keep your sadness from turning into depression|Jelena Kecmanovic|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
Even if I could be there at the bedside, this virus makes you powerless.
More than one parent said they have told the support coordinators to stop coming because they consider them powerless.People with Developmental Disabilities Were Promised Help. Instead, They Face Delays and Denials.|by Amy Silverman for Arizona Daily Star, with data analysis by Alex Devoid, Arizona Daily Star|November 5, 2020|ProPublica
If that is any guide, the platforms are going to be largely powerless to prevent the spread of fake news about ballot fraud, violence on the streets, and vote counts come Election Day.
Adding to the feeling of powerlessness for the woman is that Cosby is a beloved celebrity.
In our conversation, the terms “power” and “powerlessness” came up frequently.
For her part, Melissa shows the frustration and powerlessness of a woman devoted to a man she no longer understands – or trusts.War Is About More Than Heroes, Martyrs, and Patriots|Nathan Bradley Bethea|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a thoroughly corrupt world, power may be the only interesting thing and powerlessness the only attractive thing.Daenerys Goes to Washington: The Modern Politics of ‘Game of Thrones’|Jedediah Purdy|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I understand the powerlessness, confusion, and sickening despair.
For the security of England and the peace of Europe France, it was held, must be reduced to powerlessness.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
Red Crow deprecated these occurrences, but confessed his powerlessness to prevent the flow of either firewater or of blood.Corporal Cameron|Ralph Connor
I think I never felt so much as in this case the utter powerlessness of human influence to bring the soul to God.Gathering Jewels|James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
At home, the Government confessed the powerlessness of King Cotton by a change of its attitude toward export.The Day of the Confederacy|Nathaniel W. Stephenson
His entire figure inspired a futile pity that recognized its own powerlessness, and gave way to a sullen feeling of discomfort.Mother|Maksim Gorky