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Synonyms for defencelessness

the property of being helpless in the face of attack

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Then I will explore three theological developments of the classical tradition for an evolutionary and ecological context: a) The Word as attractor and the Spirit as the energy of love in evolutionary emergence; b) the costs of evolution and the divine passion of love; and c) the defencelessness of the humble God in creation.
In the Baby Jesus we discover the defencelessness of God's love: God comes to us unarmed, because he does not intend to conquer externally, but rather to win us over and transform us internally - to lead us to our true selves.
Together with the text by Cisneros, Leslie Marmon Silko's short story 'Lullaby' could also be used to analyse the impotence and defencelessness of Native Americans that cannot read or write, nor use English to express their opinions or to challenge what is being imposed on them.
She had taken advantage of the "trust the children gave her as their mother" and their defencelessness as sleeping children to kill them.
As humans, we share what can be described as a common vulnerability or defencelessness in relation to the volatility of the natural world and our own bodies.
Thus, adaptive coping (behavioural or cognitive) was considered to be a protective factor with regard to drug consumption in highly stressful situations and non-adaptive coping (avoidance or defencelessness coping) would increase the probability of consumption in the face of the impossibility of resolving the stressful situation (Anderson et al.
Her defencelessness, her vulnerability and her subaltern standing in the society, like huge hurdles, stand in her way.
It was for me symbolic of the total openness and utter defencelessness of Jyotiniketan and Fr Deenabandhu.
The specific legislation on migration, which was effective until the 2008 Constitution in Ecuador, increased the vulnerability and defencelessness of migrants in general, and the grey zone in particular.