Some articles on helpless:
... Virginia 01862-12-13Dec 13, 1862 A wounded and helpless comrade, having been left on the skirmish line, this soldier voluntarily returned to the front under a severe fire and carried the ... life, to carry to a place of safety a wounded and helpless comrade ... rendered heroic assistance to a wounded and helpless officer, thereby saving his life and in the performance of this gallant act sustained a severe wound ...
More definitions of "helpless":
- (adj): Unable to function; without help.
- (adj): Unable to manage independently.
Example: "As helpless as a baby"
Famous quotes containing the word helpless:
“Thus, great with child to speak, and helpless in my throes,
Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite:
Fool, said my Muse to me, look in thy heart and write!”
—Sir Philip Sidney (15541586)
“Quintilian [educational writer in Rome about A.D. 100] hoped that teachers would be sensitive to individual differences of temperament and ability. . . . Beating, he thought, was usually unnecessary. A teacher who had made the effort to understand his pupils individual needs and character could probably dispense with it: I will content myself with saying that children are helpless and easily victimized, and that therefore no one should be given unlimited power over them.”
—C. John Sommerville (20th century)