As she walked, the fear and helplessness uncoiled, loosening their grip on her chest.
A feeling of helplessness and panic welled up in him as he strained his eyes against the darkness.
Chief of the cardinal virtues is humility, a confession of our own helplessness and submission to God.
Meanwhile the people grew up unused to arms. When Italy between the years 1494 and 1530 became the battlefield of French, German and Spanish forces, it was seen to what a point of helplessness the political, moral and social conditions of the Renaissance had brought the nation.
Nothing points more to the helplessness of the natives' condition than their powerlessness against these foes.
Politically the papacy had sunk to the level of pitiful helplessness, unable to resist the aggressions of the Powers, who ignored or coerced it at will.
If we admit that the larva has, in the phylogeny of insects, gradually diverged from the imago, and if we recollect that in the ontogeny the larva has always to become the imago (and of course still does so) notwithstanding the increased difficulty of the transformation, we cannot but recognize that a period of helplessness in which the transformation may take place is to be expected.
She hadn't stopped to let herself think about how much this week had hurt, knowing her cousins were in danger, the sense of helplessness she'd been fighting.
As against the stoical self-sufficiency of the moralists, he dwelt on the helplessness of man and his dependence on his maker.
In the concluding lines of this essay, Montaigne seems to turn to " nostre foy chrestienne " as man's only succour from his native state of helplessness and uncertainty.
From this, then, along with other causes, dating primarily from the helplessness and presumption of Spain, there arose the West Indian possessions of Holland, England and France.
Fortunately, in the midst of almost universal helplessness and confusion, Christian IV.
Its merits are its recognition of the helplessness of the old heathenism to satisfy human aspiration after the divine, and the impressive simplicity with which it presents the unfailing argument of the lives of Christians.
She strained against her own body again, panic floating through her at her helplessness.
As fast as she ran, she couldn't escape her horror, her hatred of past-Deidre, her helplessness.
He retreated to his cell and sat against the wall again, troubled by a familiar feeling of helplessness.
She still felt that man's rough hands on her body and the sense of helplessness.
Fear didn't dictate her moodâ€”it was a sense of resignation and total helplessness, as if she'd been sucked into a black hole of bureaucracy where she'd remain forever.
The paradox of individual freedom in an era of individual helplessness is a complicated issue.
grief-stricken father in his helplessness, unable to rescue her?
The prisoner manacled in his dark cell awaiting execution falls down under the burden of his helplessness.
When, conscious of his helplessness, he combined his pleading with earnest supplication did the miracle of a spiritual resurrection happen.
interested commercially, the whole enterprise was regarded with such indifference that the king, in the very crisis of the struggle, could only with the utmost difficulty obtain contributions for war expenses from the half-dozen local diets of Poland, which extorted from the helplessness of their distracted and impecunious sovereign fresh privileges for every subsidy they grudgingly granted.
They may enjoy creating a special chart for their baby brother or sister, and it will often help them cope with their emotions of fear and helplessness when they see their smallest family member hooked up to machines and fighting for life.
Most parents naturally feel like they know what is best for their children, so when they are forced to submit to a court's decision it can elicit strong feelings of helplessness.
Losing a job generates feelings of helplessness, anger, frustration, and fear.
Chronic pain can lead to feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and anxiety.
People believe it is a sign of weakness to admit feelings of helplessness and despair.
Joining a support group will help you find comfort and deal with the helplessness you are likely to feel.
If you take an analytical perspective, you may interpret the experience as the mind's way of working out feelings of repression and helplessness.
Peers may attempt to "get back" at these children by teasing, which only increases the frustrations and helplessness experienced by aggressive, disruptive children.
When their feelings are not under strict control, when events are unpredictable, or when they must rely on others, compulsive personalities often feel a sense of isolation and helplessness.
Outwardly, many people with bulimia appear healthy and successful, while inside they have feelings of helplessness and low self-esteem.
You're not alone: Many women feel guilt, inadequacy, resentment, fear, helplessness, pressure, and more.
The Bell Witch's violence terrifies the reader with the feeling of helplessness in the face of an unseen tormentor.
feeling of helplessness.
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