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Helpless


HELP'LESS, adjective Without help in one's self; destitute of the power or means to succor or relieve one's self. A person is rendered helpless by weakness, or want of means.

An infant is helpless

1. Destitute of support or assistance.

How shall I then your helpless fame defend?

2. Admitting no help; irremediable. [Not used.]

3. Unsupplied; destitute.

Helpless of all that human wants require. [Not used.]