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used in Gone with the Wind

13 uses
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lacking power or ability

or of a male:  unable to maintain an erection, or unable to conceive a child
  • Scarlett kicked the coverlet in impotent rage, trying to think of something bad enough to say.
    2.9 (10% in)
  • Melanie smiled at him through sparkling tears while Scarlett felt the fox of wrath and impotent hate gnaw at her vitals.
    2.9 (61% in)
  • He bowed and sauntered off, leaving her with her bosom heaving with impotent rage and indignation.
    2.9 (84% in)
  • As she passed the stove, she shoved the handkerchief into the flames and with impotent anger watched it burn.
    2.13 (**% in)
  • His face was the face of a man drunk with fatigue and impotent rage and burning pity.
    3.21 (68% in)
  • She stamped her foot impotently because she could not think of anything else to do—and without a word picked up the lamp and started up the stairs.
    3.23 (39% in)
  • Impotent rage quelled what little fear was left in her heart as she stood helpless while they plundered and stole and ruined.
    3.27 (50% in)
  • Frank was remembering the Tara he had known before the war and on his face was a hurt look, a look of tired impotent anger.
    3.28 (46% in)
  • Will asked calmly and, looking down at him in a confusion of joy and impotent fury, Scarlett saw in the quiet depths of his eyes understanding and pity.
    3.30 (**% in)
  • She did not even notice that his hands were jammed in his pockets in hard fists as if he were straining at his own impotence.
    4.34 (99% in)
  • Seeing the profits slip from Hugh's fingers, Scarlett became frenzied at her impotence and his stupidity.
    4.41 (87% in)
  • Another thought that stung them to impotent wrath was the knowledge that the Yankees and Carpetbaggers would laugh.
    4.46 (30% in)
  • Force had been piled on top of force and military edicts in increasing numbers had rendered the civil authority more and more impotent.
    4.47 (82% in)

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