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Слово "rudderless". Англо-русский словарь Мюллера

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  1. rudderless [ˈrʌdəlɪs] имя прилагательное
    без руля; в переносном значении без руководства

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    1. He was chartless and rudderless, and he had no port to make, while drifting involved the least living, and it was living that hurt.
      Нет у него ни карты, ни руля, и не все ли равно, куда плыть, зато когда плывешь по воле воля, почти и не живешь, а ведь жить больно.
      Мартин Иден. Джек Лондон, стр. 344
    2. Now mistress of herself and her life once more, she was appalled at the disinclination of her mind to seize and grapple with her own personal problems.   With a sudden wry smile, Lynn thought to herself: Odd if it's really that newspaper character "the housewife" who has come into her own through war conditions. The women who, hindered by innumerable "shall nots," were not helped by any definite "shalls." Women who had to plan and think and improvise, who had to use every inch of the ingenuity they had been given, and to develop an ingenuity that they didn't know they had got! They alone, thought Lynn now, could stand upright without a crutch, responsible for themselves and others.   And she, Lynn Marchmont, well educated, clever, having done a job that needed brains and close application, was now rudderless, devoid of resolution - yes, hateful word: drifting...
      Теперь она снова хозяйка себе, и ей страшно, что ум ее отказывается решать задачи, которые ставит перед ней ее собственная жизнь…
      Берег удачи. Агата Кристи, стр. 75

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