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Synonyms for helplessly

without regard to desire or inclination

Synonyms for helplessly

in a helpless manner

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While the count was being turned over, one of his arms fell back helplessly and he made a fruitless effort to pull it forward.
All Gloucester men, wasn't they," said Tom Platt, fiddling helplessly with a dory-becket.
Thus sunken, and seen in remote perspective, they appeared far less formidable than the huge iron bulk in whose wake the steamer was pitching so helplessly.
Her face had become of a deathlier paleness, her lips trembled, and she pressed her hands helplessly on the hands that lay under them.
We gazed helplessly at the systematic, cold, gray-eyed obstinacy of the Easterly weather, while short rations became the order of the day, and the pinch of hunger under the breast-bone grew familiar to every sailor in that held-up fleet.
All #Pakistanis feel humiliated when we are considered a terrorist state, when our children are killed like flies & we can't get justice for them, when terrorist like #HafizSaeed roam around freely & we watch them helplessly.
She asked what was the fault of nine months baby Maryam Jan, daughter of Missra, who is helplessly crying and crying for milk, lap, care and love of her mother.
As a crowd helplessly watched, Balindong jumped in and swam toward the trapped man.
That will mark the end of VMRO-DPMNE party which will be left to helplessly fight the debts of the abyss, assesses Bilali.
As she checked to see what was wrong, the man jumped into the car, reversed at speed and hit Mrs Cooper to the floor and then drove over as she lay helplessly in its path.
Earlier Zlatko Junuzovic stole possession from the Aston Villa defender, who watched on helplessly as he fed Martin Harnik.
For St Ledger, who sat by helplessly as his club's fight for npower Championship survival ultimately came up short, the chance to finish on a high note is one he is determined not to miss.
FEAR and pain etched across his face, a little monkey cries out as he grabs helplessly at a metal chain biting into his neck.
A MUM has spoken of the horrifying moment she listened helplessly on the phone as her schoolboy son was stabbed.
Angelina Jolie looked on helplessly as the stuffed toy tumbled from the 20-month-old's hands.