Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Destitute of strength, in any sense of the word.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Destitute of strength.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Being weak or powerless, lacking strength.
  • adjective Having no special abilities or talents, lacking strengths.

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Examples

  • He stretched out to gather more, trying to hold it, to capture it as it slipped away, leaving him strengthless as he slid to his knees on the kitchen tiles, toppling into a black velvet void.

    Captured by Moonlight

  • He stretched out to gather more, trying to hold it, to capture it as it slipped away, leaving him strengthless as he slid to his knees on the kitchen tiles, toppling into a black velvet void.

    Captured by Moonlight

  • He stretched out to gather more, trying to hold it, to capture it as it slipped away, leaving him strengthless as he slid to his knees on the kitchen tiles, toppling into a black velvet void.

    Captured by Moonlight

  • Dee would scream a little, always eyes on the worm, and run slowly, as if strengthless, a panicked smile on her lips.

    A memory of worms

  • And he came forth from the hall with wearied knees and sat on the threshold of the courtyard; and a dark stupor covered him, and it seemed that the earth reeled round beneath his feet, and he lay in a strengthless trance, speechless.

    The Argonautica

  • But even as some huge pine, high up on the mountains, which woodmen have left half hewn through by their sharp axes when they returned from the forest — at first it shivers in the wind by night, then at last snaps at the stump and crashes down; so Talos for a while stood on his tireless feet, swaying to and fro, then at last, all strengthless, fell with a mighty thud.

    The Argonautica

  • During this horrible moment, I kicked at him with strengthless legs and made a hoarse noise, not yet quite a scream.

    Orphans of Chaos

  • He woke in the morning so unrefreshed and strengthless that he sent for the doctor.

    Indian Summer of a Forsyte

  • He was drowsing, white and strengthless, when she heard the

    The Silver Spoon

  • Yet are these feet, whose strengthless stay is numb,

    The First part of King Henry the Sixth

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