defencelessness


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Noun1.defencelessness - the property of being helpless in the face of attackdefencelessness - the property of being helpless in the face of attack
vulnerability - susceptibility to injury or attack
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defencelessness

defenselessness (US) [dɪˈfenslɪsnɪs] Nindefensión f
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Rich and idle and ornamental societies must produce many more such situations; and there might even be one in which a woman naturally sensitive and aloof would yet, from the force of circumstances, from sheer defencelessness and loneliness, be drawn into a tie inexcusable by conventional standards.
As I started to read, I remembered again my complete defencelessness before the incomprehensible force of language.
Her defencelessness led her to believe that there was no escape from the abuses: "My mother confided that there was no way we could leave" (59).
Woman like the Jews "bears the stigma of weakness" such that "her defencelessness legitimises her oppression." Ibid., 86-88.
On the other hand, juvenile facilities are those centres intended to the residential care of minors who are under ward or protection, notwithstanding the immediate attention granted to them when they are temporarily in an alleged situation of defencelessness (Decree 355/2003).
Some, faced with tragedy when young, have felt Larkin's 'standing chill' (ibid) for just one moment in a state of great defencelessness. With most people we must think paradoxically.
The perception of a voice as having only malevolent intent may not be associated with such a state of defencelessness, but merely a sense of threat.
In this image, both humans and horse rest, for the moment, on a threshold--the door is open on the right, the slanting sun conveys a new day, but the sunlight underscores the defencelessness of the girl; her plaits catch the light, with individual hairs escaping from the severity of her hairstyle.