In many cases, kids have their childhoods stolen from them while society stands impotently
Moltke repeatedly abjured the responsibility of giving orders while complaining impotently
of "ordre-countreordre-desordre;" his subordinates proved unwilling to press for clarification.
And if the United States, suffering losses such as have not been sustained since World War II, was seeming to prevail, the mystery--for some--of China's indulgence toward super-reckless North Korea would come clear as the North invaded the South and, with little in reserve, we turned impotently
to the fate of millions of Koreans and the 27,000 American soldiers in their midst.
The United States must not stand by impotently
while Ahmadi-nejad acquires the means to carry out his horrific threat.
We rallied impotently
in our last at-bats by loading the bases with the help of an error and two walks.
WHO'D DRIVE IT Believers in the best WHILE others spin their wheels impotently
, my Range Rover conquers all.
We ignore their threats and initial strikes until finally President Clinton impotently
fires cruise missiles at a training camp, harming few.
They pulled the bags, they stretched them, they stamped on them and they held them to the light and then they shook those heads, which were packed with philosophy and recipes for potions, and, impotently
, they cursed themselves and the bags and the modern world.
This was a programme I suggested in this column last November and, as I said at the time, "Rather than watching impotently
as firms lay off key workers, why doesn't the Assembly Government set up a multi-million-pound key fund which enables businesses to temporarily move their workers, during the current economic crisis, onto skills training courses?
As it happens he had only ten days to complete his grisly work while the world's population watched, some uncaring, some impotently
angry, some with smug satisfaction, from outside.
The lights on your wireless router flicker impotently
, and the signal from your one neighbor with a wireless network that doesn't require a password is so weak that you can't get in.
Meanwhile, aid workers and doctors from around the world bide their time at cafes, waiting eI| impotently
eI| for a chance to enter the coastal strip to help.