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impotent

(esp of males) unable to perform sexual intercourse
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It must have aggravated Musharraf's bile to see Asif Ali Zardari succeed him as president in 2008, and then watch impotently as Zardari shred all his Nero-scale plans for national reconstruction.
He sat impotently in the living room tracing the mirror work on one of the Rajasthani clay pots and watching his nose turn into fun-house shapes.
Meanwhile, our own Government, its Parliamentary Opposition, the hapless 'United' Nations, all stand impotently by.
The rights of Palestinians to live in freedom and dignity enshrined in international law, the UN Charter and the Geneva Conventions are being trampled upon one by one, as America's allies impotently turn their faces.
It is one thing to rail impotently at the enemy over his human rights violations, but what if he is our friend?
In this sense, the United Nations has turned out to be an impotent, stranded entity, a mere voyeur, made to watch impotently as blood is been spilt in every corner of the world.
After the disintegration of the USSR, Russian politicians watched impotently as a triumphant West encroached on its areas of influence.
In our offices we might have a better coffee machine and free fruit but we find it increasingly hard to get anything done, impotently subjected to constant interruptions in vast open-plan savannahs.
Customers are paying an extra 12% for stamps and the taxpayer watches impotently as Royal Mail shareholders take PS500,000 every day in dividends from a national treasure we owned for 500 years until economic vandals came along.
So the authorities, who should have been imposing regulations and restrictions, were left gasping impotently in its wake.
Yet the president watches impotently as a special counsel pulls together a lethal force, inside his own administration, whose undeclared ambition is to bring him down.
Those callers, obviously solicitors, are impotently knocking on a door that will never be answered, rather than finding the phone number I actually use.