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defenceless adj.

VERBS be, feel, lie The city lay defenceless before the most powerful fighting force on the continent. | leave sb They were left virtually defenceless against enemy attack.

ADV. entirely, quite, totally, utterly She felt utterly defenceless. | almost, virtually

PREP. against They were completely defenceless against enemy attack.

PHRASES poor defenceless stealing money from a poor defenceless old lady