The “find and operate” missions that followed were directed at the most vulnerable and defenceless individuals in the country.
The Romans, who expected to find a defenceless population, imagined that the storming of the place would be an easy matter.
This poor queen is defenceless, because her civilization is dead, too.
Orange loyalty was then licensed and let loose upon the defenceless Roman Catholic population in Ulster.
What protection had the defenceless child that had been I against these machinations?
He was lodged with a small escort, in comfortable, but defenceless, quarters in the Bala Hissar or citadel of Cabul.
We should be defenceless before his arguments and indifferent to his scorn.
In his defenceless and desperate circumstances, such revenge was doubly sweet; and for a while he dwelt on it with pleasure.
Whereas she had been defenceless now she had a weapon, and she could use it if necessary.
Once the dike is undermined, no power on earth can hold back the flood of waters from the defenceless lands beneath.