I rushed up and down the stairs, trying every door and peering out of every window I could find, but after a little the conviction of my helplessness
overpowered all other feelings.
But when I had watched the gestures of one of them groping under the hawthorn against the red sky, and heard their moans, I was assured of their absolute helplessness
and misery in the glare, and I struck no more of them.
Next, after long negotiations and vacillations, coupled with much vivid description of our destitute position, our desolation, and our helplessness
, Anna invited us to pay her (as she expressed it) a "return visit.
And they may unfold a tale of narrow escape, of steady ill-luck, of high winds and heavy weather, of ice, of interminable calms or endless head-gales; a tale of difficulties overcome, of adversity defied by a small knot of men upon the great loneliness of the sea; a tale of resource, of courage - of helplessness
said I, and I endeavoured to throw into my accents the compassionate tone of a superior being, who, touched by the extremity of the helplessness
, which at first only excited his scorn, deigns at length to bestow aid.
Many a time have you slobbered your wine in baby helplessness
over my shirt; I had infinite trouble with you, but I knew that heaven had vouchsafed me no offspring of my own, and I made a son of you, Achilles, that in my hour of need you might protect me.
Richard at that instant thrusting a mug before him, his features changed to the grin of idiocy, and seizing the vessel with both hands, he sank backward on the bench and drank until satiated, when he made an effort to lay aside the mug with the helplessness
of total inebriety.
She had probably alienated love by the helplessness
and fretfulness of a fearful temper, or been unreasonable in wanting a larger share than any one among so many could deserve.
He had grown fond of Valentin, he felt now how fond; and his sense of helplessness
only increased his irritation.
she said simply, and drew aside to let Kim see his own utter helplessness
I was like a man who has been buffeted by the sea or by a mob till he loses all hold on the world in the misery of his helplessness
At this a singular look came into the face of Miss Bordereau's niece--a kind of confession of helplessness
, an appeal to me to deal fairly, generously with her.