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impotent

(esp of males) unable to perform sexual intercourse
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It had all begun impotently but the climax came in the form of two explosive gems - Say Hello Wave Goodbye and T-Rex's Hot Love.
This tendency to inertia can, however, be offset, firstly, by a strong sense of wanting to fix what went wrong when the party was previously in government; secondly, by an appreciation of the urgency and the public salience of particular issues; and, finally, by a willingness to adapt strategically to the policies of the current government rather than impotently rage against the dying of the light.
His wife, who argued impotently against the purchase, takes on her share of the heavy farm work as well.
Rather than thunder impotently at this heightened reality, a satirist like Buckley has another, better option: laugh at it.
But Brennan's truncated treatment of that novel elides its significance in the tale and he hence does not recognize its ongoing resonance in ensuing works, as when The Comedians asserted thirty years later that teleologies like Catholicism and communism are better suited to confront manifestations of evil than liberal "established societies" that are impotently indifferent to injustice, having on their hands not blood but "water like Pilate.
Imagine if the Jerde scheme turned out to be just as disastrous a mistake - the entire city centre will be a tacky wasteland and our elected representatives will be saying impotently exactly what Coun Mutton is telling us now.
You can only rage impotently against your persecutors" (Friedman 221).
Fowler can only impotently mock the interloper's knowledge by telling him that "if yon live in a place long enough you cease to read about it" (24).
I think it would be far better to leave the EU now rather than sit back and watch the crews in charge of the countries concerned impotently twiddling their thumbs and umming and arring rather than waiting until our already damaged economies have bled dry to prop up others and the oncoming disaster grows ever worse.
Proof provides certainty, which as a lawyer would allow Mitch to act definitively and escape the mire of uncertainty he has occupied, impotently, as father.
The stalls were out of commission; I was caught on the hop and watched impotently as the horse strode to victory from a flag start.