We are not always marking time on the same spot of ignorance and helplessness.
We cannot stop making them, but we can give them a name that conceals our helplessness.
She signified her helplessness with a quick and dainty movement of her hands.
It is, at its very plainest, mingled of a regard for hilarity and a regard for helplessness.
But she would go on, until in my helplessness ...