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Adjective
Unable to defend oneself or to act without help
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“They are on the receiving end, or on the sidelines, feeling helpless and vulnerable.”
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Not having the power to influence people or events
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(colloquial) Physically weak
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Completely overcome or helpless, especially with distress or exhaustion
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Pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
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Beyond all hope
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Oppressed, persecuted or subjugated
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Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully
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Made incapable of use or action
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Afflicted with palsy
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Awkward in movement or in handling things
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