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

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

Just as we would start to fall asleep, it would blare for a minute or two and then stop, and we were helpless to fix it.

In 1943, Austrian ethologist Konrad Lorenz proposed what he called “baby schema”—an evolutionary adaptation that encourages us to care for helpless infants.

“It’s a whole cycle of annoyance and feeling helpless and hopeless,” Eli said.

Thousands of families in special-education limboCayla Bamberger, Sarah Butrymowicz, Jackie Mader, Caroline PrestonDecember 18, 2020Washington Post

They are his appointed guardians, in the season of helplessness and inexperience.

Anecdotes for BoysHarvey Newcomb

There was, too, a certain air of helplessness about him, a primitive intensity almost painful.

My anxiety was no less than his, but my realization of our helplessness was complete.

Mr. Pelham found her helplessness and patience very pathetic.

She had many serious thoughts through these months of helplessness.

A Little Girl in Old SalemAmanda Minnie Douglas

No, I should not like to do that; it would seem like taking an unfair advantage of her helplessness.

My Mother's RivalCharlotte M. Braeme

Thornton watched the color leave and a trace of helplessness cross her face.

The Man Who WinsRobert Herrick

USE helplessness IN A SENTENCE

Join our early testers! See how your sentence looks with different synonyms.

Characters: 0/140

WORDS RELATED TO HELPLESSNESS

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