A feeling of helplessness and panic welled up in him as he strained his eyes against the darkness.
As she walked, the fear and helplessness uncoiled, loosening their grip on her chest.
Chief of the cardinal virtues is humility, a confession of our own helplessness and submission to God.
Meanwhile the people grew up unused to arms. When Italy between the years 1494 and 1530 became the battlefield of French, German and Spanish forces, it was seen to what a point of helplessness the political, moral and social conditions of the Renaissance had brought the nation.
Nothing points more to the helplessness of the natives' condition than their powerlessness against these foes.