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adverb as in incapably

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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.

It is very difficult to sit by helplessly while a friend is imprisoned for a crime that is too implausible to comprehend.

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.

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.

After a time she managed to grope her way to her bedroom, where, turning up the light, she sank down helplessly upon the bed.

The deadly coil has made possible the devastating spectacle in Europe, which we are helplessly looking on.

She stopped just inside the threshold, and looking from one to the other with a scared face, stood wringing her hands helplessly.

One of the pack-horses fell and lay helplessly in the stream until it was fairly dragged to its feet.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to helplessly, such as: weakly, dependent, destitute, feebly, forlorn, and forsaken.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.