helpless (adj.) Old form(s): helpelesse , helplesse
unavailing, useless, unprofitable
CE II.i.39[Adriana to Luciana] thou, that hast no unkind mate to grieve thee, / With urging helpless patience would relieve me
Luc.1027[Lucrece to herself] This helpless smoke of words doth me no right
R3 I.ii.13[Anne to dead Henry VI] in these windows that let forth thy life / I pour the helpless balm of my poor eyes
Ven.604[of berries in a painting] those poor birds that helpless berries saw
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