Helplessly
Helpless Help"less, a. 1. Destitute of help or strength; unable to help or defend one's self; needing help; feeble; weak; as, a helpless infant. [1913 Webster]

How shall I then your helpless fame defend? --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Beyond help; irremediable. [1913 Webster]

Some helpless disagreement or dislike, either of mind or body. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Bringing no help; unaiding. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Yet since the gods have been Helpless foreseers of my plagues. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

4. Unsupplied; destitute; -- with of. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Helpless of all that human wants require. --Dryden. -- {Help"less*ly}, adv. -- {Help"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • helplessly — adverb in a helpless manner (Freq. 2) the crowd watched him helplessly • Syn: ↑impotently, ↑unable to help • Derived from adjective: ↑impotent (for: ↑impotently) …   Useful english dictionary

  • helplessly — adverb see helpless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • helplessly — See helpless. * * * …   Universalium

  • helplessly — adverb /ˈhɛlpləsli/ a) In a manner of having no help. b) In a manner of not being able to help …   Wiktionary

  • helplessly — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb Without regard to desire or inclination: involuntarily, perforce, willy nilly. See WILLING …   English dictionary for students

  • helplessly — adv. weakly, in a helpless manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • helplessly — help·less·ly …   English syllables

  • helplessly — See: helpless …   English dictionary

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