Definitions

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  • adj. Incapable of being helped.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ helpable

Examples

  • Most public men and all lawyers have been appealed to by victims of this sense of injustice -- the most unhelpable of afflictions in a society like ours.

    Captain Brassbound's Conversion

  • If one half of the money that is spent trying to help unhelpable people was spent in helping the kind of families I refer to in the manner I describe, the results would be surprising.

    London's Underworld

  • That pathetic letter which comes to you from the incapable, the unhelpable -- how do you who are familiar with it answer it?

    The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories

  • A cursed confusion indeed is the universe, if it be no creation, but the helpless unhelpable thing such men would have us believe it -- the hotbed mother of the children of an iron Necessity.

    Thomas Wingfold, Curate V3

  • And yet for all of Solondz's mischief, we sense he likes his unhelpable characters, and that they maybe like each other.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • How awful for this boy to have to go through this ordeal, because the parents wanted to help the unhelpable.

    UnionLeader.com -- RSS feeds -- New Hampshire news, business and sports

  • The question was loaded with expectations and a desire to help an unhelpable situation.

    Miss Britt

  • I have a hard time agreeing with helping people that prove unhelpable.

    blog maverick

  • But I wouldn’t think this a great idea if the so-called ‘easy’ cases were proving unhelpable …?

    Moral Universes « Tales from the Reading Room

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