As she walked, the fear and helplessness uncoiled, loosening their grip on her chest.
A feeling of helplessness and panic welled up in him as he strained his eyes against the darkness.
She hadn't stopped to let herself think about how much this week had hurt, knowing her cousins were in danger, the sense of helplessness she'd been fighting.
Chief of the cardinal virtues is humility, a confession of our own helplessness and submission to God.
If we admit that the larva has, in the phylogeny of insects, gradually diverged from the imago, and if we recollect that in the ontogeny the larva has always to become the imago (and of course still does so) notwithstanding the increased difficulty of the transformation, we cannot but recognize that a period of helplessness in which the transformation may take place is to be expected.
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