Helpless

Help"less

, a. 1. Destitute of help or strength; unable to help or defend one's self; needing help; feeble; weak; as, a helpless infant.
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How shall I then your helpless fame defend?
Pope.
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2. Beyond help; irremediable.
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Some helpless disagreement or dislike, either of mind or body.
Milton.
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3. Bringing no help; unaiding. [Obs.]
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Yet since the gods have been
Helpless foreseers of my plagues.
Chapman.
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4. Unsupplied; destitute; -- with of. [R.]
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Helpless of all that human wants require.
Dryden.

-- Help"less*ly, adv. -- Help"less*ness, n.
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