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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In an impotent manner.

Usage examples (37)
  • Adjective : a disease against which modern medicine is virtually powerless. ,His legs crumpled, and he was powerless to rise
  • And yet again, a vulnerable individual lies powerlessly in the middle.
  • More people than ever are dying in Iraq while the United States looks on powerlessly.
  • We have sat powerlessly by while our children were sent to a totally unnecessary war to kill the children of other parents. for more
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