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Definition of Powerless

Powerless

  1. Destitute of power, force, or energy; weak; impotent; not able to produce any effect.

Powerless Quotations

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
Elie Wiesel

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
Paulo Freire

But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.
Lysander Spooner

Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
Camille Paglia
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Powerless Translations

powerless in French is impuissant
powerless in German is machtlos, machtlosen, kraftlos
powerless in Hungarian is tehetetlen
powerless in Italian is impotente
powerless in Spanish is impotente
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