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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

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

The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.
Vaclav Havel

When you label so much of what happens to you as 'bad,' it reinforces the feeling that you are a powerless pawn at the mercy of outside forces over which you have no control. And - this is key - labeling something a bad thing almost guarantees that you'll experience it as such.
Srikumar Rao

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

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
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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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