Examples of usage:

  1. " After he has become acquainted with the power that is in him," said a philosopher, " one of the highest privileges of man is to realise his individual powerlessness. "Wisdom and Destiny" by Maurice Maeterlinck
  2. What she overheard, however, only increased the feeling of powerlessness against the hated creature whom she so urgently needed; for the tenderness which Charles showed Barbara was so great that it not only filled the marquise with surprise and bitter envy, but also awakened the conviction that it must be a small matter for the singer to obtain from so ardent a lover far greater things than she had asked. "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers" by Georg Ebers
  3. What a fool she had been for the sake of a silly powerlessness to take the plunge. "Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
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