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defencelessness

Definitions

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  • noun The state or condition of being defenceless.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of being helpless in the face of attack

Etymologies

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defenceless +‎ -ness

Examples

  • This commitment is the seamless garment for Christian living, and it means that all, but especially those who suffer from defencelessness and vulnerability of any kind, poverty, disease and conflict, have a right to a special place in our hearts and in the heart of the Church.

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  • Depression, with the passive and timid attitude in the individual with which if is associated, serves to transmit an identical message of surrender and defencelessness to potential aggressors.

    Fear Makes The World Go Round

  • So now they have torn and are dragging me from the altar of Thetis, the goddess of thy chiefest adoration and the mother of thy gallant son, without any proper trial, yea, and without waiting for my absent master; because, forsooth, they knew my defencelessness and my child's, whom they mean to slay with me his hapless mother, though he has done no harm.

    Andromache

  • So now they have torn and are dragging me from the altar of Thetis, the goddess of thy chiefest adoration and the mother of thy gallant son, without any proper trial, yea, and without waiting for my absent master; because, forsooth, they knew my defencelessness and my child's, whom they mean to slay with me his hapless mother, though he has done no harm.

    Andromache

  • The then President of the ANC, Rev Z.R. Mahabane told the national congress of our movement "The black man. is reduced to a position of utter voicelessness and votelessness, hopelessness, powerlessness, helplessness, defencelessness, homlessness, landlessness, a condition of deepest humiliation and absolute dependency".

    Address at the launch of the "Legacy of Freedom: The ANC's Human Rights Tradition"

  • He was, in some paralysing way, conscious of his own defencelessness, though he had all the defence of privilege.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • A sense of isolation intensified the family tie, a sense of the weakness of their position, a sense of defencelessness, in spite of, or because of, the title and the land.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • The other extreme, defencelessness, is equally objectionable.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • The fear, the defencelessness of the girls you abuse?

    two women

  • It was to deal with this contradiction in life which imposes on the guardian, who has been exposed to a life experience which, in part is informed by brutish behaviour, the responsibility to be inspired by the defencelessness of the child, in order properly to discharge the responsibilities of a guardian, that the Convention on the Rights of the

    STATEMENT OF DEPUTY PRESIDENT THABO MBEKI, AT THE WORKSHOP: "REPORTING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD"

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