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We eat because we are unhappy and yet we feel powerless. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is easy to watch the grim footage and feel powerless. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These are things that we are powerless to control. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Your boyfriend saw you anguished and felt powerless to help. The Sun (2008)As family members we have felt powerless to influence the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are not only powerless to stop the trade but culpable. The Sun (2015)In this case they are also powerless to act. The Sun (2008)They seem powerless to do anything about it. The Sun (2008)So why are we so powerless to control ourselves? Times, Sunday Times (2014)This natural tragedy was so huge we were powerless to help. The Sun (2013)The toothless regulator appears powerless to stop the alleged cartel of energy companies. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Councils are powerless to resist these regional targets. The Sun (2008)Cops say they are powerless to act because it is a civil matter. The Sun (2012)But neither they nor any of the others are powerless to control their behaviour. The Sun (2011)But they were powerless to resist the champions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)By most accounts he is headed for a decisive victory that the mainstream parties seem powerless to avert. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His stepfather still refuses to speak to him and although his mother would like to help she is powerless. A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)The other one looked completely powerless. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You become powerless, unable to resist the lure of the repeat button. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And you feel powerless, unable to regain control of something you own. Times, Sunday Times (2007)People have felt their democratic rights damaged because they have found themselves powerless to influence or affect the outcome in the services that matter most to them. The Global Marketplace (1993)Some feel they are personally powerless to bring them about, while others use false promises as a sort of motivational technique that backfires. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He announced that he was suspending his campaign and flew to Washington to broker a rescue package that in reality he was powerless to bring. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Britain is not entirely powerless to influence China's behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One moment I felt completely powerless. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: powerless ADJECTIVE
Someone who is powerless is unable to control or influence events.
If you don't have money, you're powerless.
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