Rather than helplessly obeying the dictates of management, workers are obliged to do what union bosses tell them.
She is helplessly oblivious to what is going on between Iago and Othello.
Her novels are not, as some insist on thinking, the helplessly romantic effusions of a repressed spinster.
It is very difficult to sit by helplessly while a friend is imprisoned for a crime that is too implausible to comprehend.
When it came to paying it back, he was helplessly and horribly bedridden.
He went to the spot and saw one of our officers, helplessly lying before him.
He leaned back in his rocker and gave himself up to it helplessly.
Mona looked about her helplessly, her heart sinking right down, down.
"Well, we must chance what they think," said Fritz helplessly.
Miss Seldon hovered about helplessly and wanted to know what she could do.