helplessness


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And the two youths, pulling in opposite directions with chain and rope, stretched him into helplessness.
Perhaps it was his very utter helplessness that had appealed to her, and perhaps it was her human curiosity that made her refrain.
Traders in the avarice, indifference, or imbecility of parents, and the helplessness of children; ignorant, sordid, brutal men, to whom few considerate persons would have entrusted the board and lodging of a horse or a dog; they formed the worthy cornerstone of a structure, which, for absurdity and a magnificent high-minded LAISSEZ-ALLER neglect, has rarely been exceeded in the world.
It is no pleasant picture I can conjure up of myself, Humphrey Van Weyden, in that noisome ship's galley, crouched in a corner over my task, my face raised to the face of the creature about to strike me, my lips lifted and snarling like a dog's, my eyes gleaming with fear and helplessness and the courage that comes of fear and helplessness.
The old helplessness was threatening once more to overcome her.
The "good and kind" of the boy's words were still ringing in her ears, and the old helplessness was almost upon her, she knew.
Alexey Alexandrovitch shuddered at the allusion to his wife, but immediately his face assumed the deathlike rigidity which expressed utter helplessness in the matter.
From this position of helplessness and humiliation I was rescued by Miss Halcombe.
He wished it were not so; and very still he waited, feeling stricken by a blind man's helplessness.
it was very early for her to know one of those supreme moments in life when all we have hoped or delighted in, all we can dread or endure, falls away from our regard as insignificant; is lost, like a trivial memory, in that simple, primitive love which knits us to the beings who have been nearest to us, in their times of helplessness or of anguish.
Judging from that remark, we may certainly presume that you were reckoning on our helplessness," Dounia observed irritably.
He had too much confidence in himself, in his power and in the helplessness of his victims.