Devoid of help or protection
Lacking power or strength
Not capable of accomplishing anything
He was helpless to find her.
I can't describe how helpless I felt.
Feeling helpless, he glanced again at the hourglass.
Piteous, helpless, animal moans came through the door.
She hung, helpless and exhausted, stuck in the in-between place until the pain of her head hitting something hard jarred her into consciousness.
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