['helplɪs] or ['hɛlpləs]
(adj.) unable to manage independently; 'as helpless as a baby' .
(adj.) unable to function; without help .
(adj.) lacking in or deprived of strength or power; 'lying ill and helpless'; 'helpless with laughter' .
(a.) Destitute of help or strength; unable to help or defend one's self; needing help; feeble; weak; as, a helpless infant.
(a.) Beyond help; irremediable.
(a.) Bringing no help; unaiding.
(a.) Unsupplied; destitute; -- with of.
a. . Weak, feeble, powerless, impotent, imbecile, disabled, infirm.. Exposed, defenceless, unprotected.. Irremediable, beyond help.
- I was left helpless, with the prospect of a coming incumbrance in the shape of a child. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- I was quite helpless, and his ways with ladies were very endearing. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- He is now helpless, indeed--blind and a cripple. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- They would extract good from the excess of evil, and presently France would fall back helpless into the hands of her legitimate masters. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- I have starved her and the boy too; and now I am weak and helpless, Jem, she'll murder me for it; I know she will. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- I feel so much more solitary and helpless without Lizzie now, than I used to feel before I knew her. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- She reclined, propped up, from mere habit, on a couch: as nearly in her old usual attitude, as anything so helpless could be kept in. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- It does fit the first statement--in a helpless sort of way. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- Helpless as a child which has sobbed and sought too long, she fell into a late morning sleep, and when she waked Mr. Casaubon was already up. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- But it's curious how much room there seems, a whole universe under there; and as cold as hell, you're as helpless as if your head was cut off. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Joe looked at her in a helpless way, then took a helpless bite, and looked at me again. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- It was all done so swiftly and deftly that the fellow was helpless before he knew that he was attacked. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- Her heart was beating all over her body--in her throat, her limbs, her helpless useless hands. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- There was nobody else, sir, to take the little helpless creature in hand, replied Mrs. Clements. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- You mean--I'm so evidently helpless and defenceless? 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- We know what a masquerade all development is, and what effective shapes may be disguised in helpless embryos. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Mrs Wilfer stared, but was helpless. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- The idea that she had that helpless and gentle creature to protect, gave additional strength to the natural courage of the honest Irishwoman. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Gudrun could hear the cattle breathing heavily with helpless fear and fascination. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- I was faint, and silent, and helpless. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- At last Loerke turned to Gudrun, raising his hands in helpless irony, a shrug of ironical dismissal, something appealing and child-like. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- He was, at that time, a very amiable and very helpless middle-aged gentleman, who was going out again directly. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- But he was inarticulate and helpless against them. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- The poor unfortunate lady fell out of one fit into another, and went on so till she was quite wearied out, and as helpless as a new-born babe. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- He replied in a hollow voice, Why deceive a helpless old man, why talk hypocritically to one half crazed? 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- The misery of a weak, helpless, dumb creature is surely one of the saddest of all the mournful sights which this world can show. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- His eyes looked at me again with the painful expression of inquiry, so wistful, so vacant, so miserably helpless to see. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Ahab, the late King, had left a helpless family behind him, and Jehu killed seventy of the orphan sons. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- O endless vocatives that would still leave expression slipping helpless from the measurement of mortal folly! 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Call to mind that I am a very helpless and defenceless little thing. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.