Associations to the word «Helplessly»

Wiktionary

HELPLESSLY, adverb. Without protection or assistance.
HELPLESSLY, adverb. Without the ability to help oneself.
HELPLESSLY, adverb. Without the ability to react actively.

Dictionary definition

HELPLESSLY, adverb. In a helpless manner; "the crowd watched him helplessly".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats