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 I remarked how beautiful the day had been.
Theodora was cruelly alive to the helplessness of her situation.
And because of his helplessness, he could do nothing to relieve his pain and discomfort.
Helen nodded, and there was a sort of helplessness in her admission.
It is indeed terrible, and the helplessness of our situation adds to its misery.
That helplessness, which I felt rather than saw, wove into the warp of my love.