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synonyms for helplessly

  • weakly
  • dependent
  • destitute
  • feebly
  • forlorn
  • forsaken
  • involuntarily
  • perforce
  • willy-nilly
  • with hands tied
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How to use helplessly in a sentence

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.
THE VIRUS CAUSED MORE THAN A PANDEMIC. IT SET US ALL ABLAZE.PHILIP KENNICOTTFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Arrived at the boat, they found Mayne standing in the water and leaning helplessly against the side of the craft.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
After a time she managed to grope her way to her bedroom, where, turning up the light, she sank down helplessly upon the bed.
DOPESAX ROHMER
The deadly coil has made possible the devastating spectacle in Europe, which we are helplessly looking on.
THIRD CLASS IN INDIAN RAILWAYSMAHATMA GANDHI
She stopped just inside the threshold, and looking from one to the other with a scared face, stood wringing her hands helplessly.
THOSE DALE GIRLSFRANK WESTON CARRUTH
One of the pack-horses fell and lay helplessly in the stream until it was fairly dragged to its feet.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
Sogrange took them up helplessly, one after the other, reading the names aloud and letting them fall through his fingers.
THE DOUBLE FOURE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
Gertrude's eyebrows, raised helplessly, were a note on the folly and infatuation of the child's mother.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
The girl lifted her great troubled eyes to him, but no word passed her lips, and Hale helplessly left her.
THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINEJOHN FOX, JR.
They were towed helplessly along the wreck-pack's rim toward the Martian Queen.
THE SARGASSO OF SPACEEDMOND HAMILTON
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