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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HELPLESSLY

He leaned back in his rocker and gave himself up to it helplessly.

"Well, we must chance what they think," said Fritz helplessly.

One will be unavoidably and helplessly preferred to the other.

Thankful held the gaudy ring at arm's length and stared at it helplessly.

Then letting his arms fall helplessly to his sides in dejection, he departed.

He could only look at her helplessly, and say over and over again, "To sea!"

"I always think the best of you," said Miss Amabel, with dignity yet helplessly.

And to look at him helplessly she felt would be too much for her.

Barbara just dropped into a chair and looked from them to me helplessly.

Bijonah scratched his head and looked at the girl 111 helplessly.