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Definition of "powerlessness" [powerlessness]

  • The state or character of being powerless; absence or lack of power. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "powerlessness" in a sentence
  • "And so when the Obama Administration decides it can do no better than stand by, ring its hands and express "disappointment" at the resumption of settlement expansion, its powerlessness is taken for granted, as if it were a simple fact of nature."
  • "If the charges are true, this isn't a story about sex, romance and the war between men and women, it is about violence, and toward a person who is almost a definition of powerlessness."
  • "And McGovern’s sense of powerlessness is compelling."