Deidre shifted, aware again that she was now defenseless against the creatures that used to either fear her or at least, respect her power.
Someone had lied to her about Lilith, who had died defenseless and alone.
They looked at her, and she suspected they were silently cursing the defenseless civilian.
She reminded herself she wasn.t defenseless with him this time.
This consists in governing by the aid of the superiority of a centralized organization to the unorganized masses of the people, and the superiority of military power, arising from the fact that the armed force of the Government is opposed to a people who are defenseless or tired of the armed struggle.
No matter what, she wasn't going to be defenseless again.
She squirmed, unwilling to be defenseless with the tarantulas so close and uneasy with the warm energy flowing again between them.
"You're far from defenseless, Jonny," she reminded him.
"Sweet, little, defenseless, bet you're wet and taste just as sweet," the man who'd tasted her said.
Nobody has a right to hurt another person, especially a defenseless woman.
For the first time in his life, he'd thought he found his calling: protecting people as defenseless as his mate, Katie. And then, she'd died, and any purpose his life had died with her. Now, he just wanted to die-dead.
A sinking man who clutches at another and drowns him; or a hungry mother exhausted by feeding her baby, who steals some food; or a man trained to discipline who on duty at the word of command kills a defenseless man-- seem less guilty, that is, less free and more subject to the law of necessity, to one who knows the circumstances in which these people were placed, and more free to one who does not know that the man was himself drowning, that the mother was hungry, that the soldier was in the ranks, and so on.
He.d left her defenseless when he meant to leave her in peace.