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- Without protection or assistance.
- The fish flopped helplessly in the tiny remaining pool.
- Without the ability to help oneself.
- The boy rolled on the floor laughing helplessly.
- Without the ability to react actively.
- The spectators gaped helplessly as the balloon approached the power lines.
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