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devoid of help or protection

lacking power or strength

not capable of accomplishing anything

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lacking in or deprived of strength or power

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unable to function

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unable to manage independently

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La laughed a bitter laugh, for in her heart she knew that Tarzan's sin was greater than the purloining of the sacrificial knife of Opar; yet as she looked at him lying bound and helpless before her, tears rose to her eyes so that she had to turn away to hide them; but she remained inflexible in her determination to make him pay in frightful suffering and in eventual death for daring to spurn the love of La.
When at last he was made fast and seemed quite helpless and beyond the faintest hope of succour, Rokoff's shrivelled wart of courage swelled to its usual proportions when danger was not present.
I," she answered, "may, of course, be helpless, but what about those people who have huge fortunes, and still do nothing?
Seven blacks had fled into the bush the week before, and four had dragged themselves back, helpless from fever, with the report that two more had been killed and kai-kai'd {1} by the hospitable bushmen.
As it was, I could only look on in helpless fury, and dodge out of the way and cease my raging when he came too near.
Tollmidge and her children, "thrown helpless on the mercy of the world.
Could she leave her friend and benefactress helpless at Lady Montbarry's mercy?
And I saw for myself last night that he had left you helpless.
A strong breeze soon fanned the spark into a flame, and the eaglets, as yet unfledged and helpless, were roasted in their nest and dropped down dead at the bottom of the tree.
His arms hung helpless at his sides; of his eyes only he retained control, and these he dared not remove from the lusterless orbs of the apparition, which he knew was not a soul without a body, but that most dreadful of all existences infesting that haunted wood--a body without a soul
We walked across the fringe of beach under the cocoanut-palms and into the little town, and found several hundred riotous seamen from all the world, drinking prodigiously, singing prodigiously, dancing prodigiously--and all on the main street to the scandal of a helpless handful of Japanese police.
She was thinking of the helpless men in the inner chamber, and she quietly recalled the surgeon to a sense of his professional duties.
How will she be able to pay back the money she borrows, or make a living for herself and that big helpless creature if she sells the farm?
Can honour bear the thought, that this creature is a tender, helpless, defenceless, young woman?
Blind and helpless," I answered promptly, waving him aside as a straw.