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Lisa Howze said Treyburn had made her feel powerless, and she was determined to make the home answer for her mother’s death.

A client recently told me, “I can see our country hurtling toward destruction, and I am completely powerless to stop it.”

Even if I could be there at the bedside, this virus makes you powerless.

More than one parent said they have told the support coordinators to stop coming because they consider them powerless.

If that is any guide, the platforms are going to be largely powerless to prevent the spread of fake news about ballot fraud, violence on the streets, and vote counts come Election Day.

Adding to the feeling of powerlessness for the woman is that Cosby is a beloved celebrity.

In our conversation, the terms “power” and “powerlessness” came up frequently.

For her part, Melissa shows the frustration and powerlessness of a woman devoted to a man she no longer understands – or trusts.

In a thoroughly corrupt world, power may be the only interesting thing and powerlessness the only attractive thing.

I understand the powerlessness, confusion, and sickening despair.

For the security of England and the peace of Europe France, it was held, must be reduced to powerlessness.

Red Crow deprecated these occurrences, but confessed his powerlessness to prevent the flow of either firewater or of blood.

I think I never felt so much as in this case the utter powerlessness of human influence to bring the soul to God.

At home, the Government confessed the powerlessness of King Cotton by a change of its attitude toward export.

His entire figure inspired a futile pity that recognized its own powerlessness, and gave way to a sullen feeling of discomfort.


On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to powerlessness, such as: frailty, impotence, inadequacy, disqualification, failure, and inaptitude.

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