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hel pluhs nuhs

  • n  powerlessness revealed by an inability to act
  • n  the state of needing help from something
  • n  a feeling of being unable to manage

  • Factor in Mayer's Grammy-winning ode to helplessness, Waiting on the World to Change, and it's tempting to dismiss the 29-year-old as the latest figure in a disturbing cultural .
  • Her cover-girl face disfigured with cuts and bruises, the former Charlie's Angel movingly conveys both the helplessness and the courage of a woman trapped in a nightmare.
  • Your response to being violently blindsided is not anger but a debilitating sense of violation and helplessness.
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  • 'A Hijacking' review: Danish drama takes a sober look at Somali piracy and its victims
    A Hijackingis every bit as straightforward as its title. What we have here is a gripping story rather dryly told, a somewhat frustrating essay on Scandinavian passivity without the pathos of the similarly themed Oscar-winning Danish film "In a Better World." It's the helplessness that gets to you.
    June 14, 2013 - Zap2It
  • Tiger Woods struggles with round of 3-over 73 to start his U.S. Open
    The difference between the U.S. Open and any other golf tournament on the calendar is that at this event, you have a sense of helplessness. The high rough, the fast greens and at Merion, the weather, have all played in … Continue reading ?
    June 14, 2013 - Devil Ball Golf via Yahoo! Sports

  • Michaelle Jean in AFP
    The images and news reports are unbearable to watch,she said. "So much distress, suffering and loss. We are also, of course, imagining the worst, situations no image can capture that only increase our feeling of helplessness."
  • Paul Watson in Globe and Mail
    One of the sealers was quoted as saying that he felt absolutely helpless as he watched the boat sink with sealers onboard,Watson said in a statement released Wednesday. "I can't think of anything that defines helplessness and fear more...
  • Zeev Jabotinsky in Jerusalem Post
    He never forgot the sheer terror and helplessness that any parent feels when a child is badly sick; and he was able to imagine what it must be like for those without insurance; what it would be like to have to say to a wife or a child or an aging... Barack Obama AFP Sep 9, 2009 46561 63102 helsingfors In 1937 Jabotinsky wrote: I belong to the group that once drew up the Helsingfors Program...... the program of national rights for all nationalities living in the same State. In drawing up that program we had in mind not only the Jews, but all...

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