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impotent

(esp of males) unable to perform sexual intercourse
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Leach's rage was no longer impotent. Here at last was something ready to hand.
Of impotent despair, Like the sound the frightened marshes hear
He responded, rushing against the bars and roaring back at me his impotent wrath.
Allworthy gave a patient hearing to their invectives, and then answered coldly: "That young men of Tom's complexion were too generally addicted to this vice; but he believed that youth was sincerely affected with what he had said to him on the occasion, and he hoped he would not transgress again." So that, as the days of whipping were at an end, the tutor had no other vent but his own mouth for his gall, the usual poor resource of impotent revenge.
"Well, of all the--" ejaculated the man, with an oddly impotent gesture.
Great they may have been, but if you attempt this you will find that I am not yet an impotent person."
Can the wrinkled decrepit hag before thee, whose wrath must vent itself in impotent curses, forget she was once the daughter of the noble Thane of Torquilstone, before whose frown a thousand vassals trembled?''
Here here I dwelt, till age, premature age, has stamped its ghastly features on my countenance scorned and insulted where I was once obeyed, and compelled to bound the revenge which had once such ample scope, to the efforts of petty malice of a discontented menial, or the vain or unheeded curses of an impotent hag condemned to hear from my lonely turret the sounds of revelry in which I once partook, or the shrieks and groans of new victims of oppression.''
Their force has long passed away Age has no pleasures, wrinkles have no influence, revenge itself dies away in impotent curses.
Gen Rehmat Khan, a veteran of Armoured Corps, has served at various impotent command and staff assignments.
A mild drama ensued on Tuesday in a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, when a housewife and mother of two, Mrs Beauty Odinye, prayed the court to disregard her prayer for divorce and also a testimony in which she alleged that her husband, Nathaniel was impotent.
Perhaps the gravest threat facing the nation today is the twin perils of a dangerous, delusional "Left" and an impotent, incompetent "Right", unable to decisively and definitively discredit it.