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impotent
used in The Fountainhead

4 uses
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Definition
lacking power or ability

or of a male:  unable to maintain an erection, or unable to conceive a child
  • She had liked facing them in the streets, she had liked the impotence of their hatred, because she offered them nothing to be hurt.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (7% in)
  • But this—a mean, smutty little horror, impotent even to frighten.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (2% in)
  • I didn't borrow designs to hide my creative impotence—I created nothing.
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (60% in)
  • There is a beast on earth, dammed safely by its own impotence.
    4.16 — Part 4 Chapter 16 (97% in)

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