Deidre shifted, aware again that she was now defenseless against the creatures that used to either fear her or at least, respect her power.
Someone had lied to her about Lilith, who had died defenseless and alone.
They looked at her, and she suspected they were silently cursing the defenseless civilian.
She reminded herself she wasn.t defenseless with him this time.
This consists in governing by the aid of the superiority of a centralized organization to the unorganized masses of the people, and the superiority of military power, arising from the fact that the armed force of the Government is opposed to a people who are defenseless or tired of the armed struggle.