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English to Spanish translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Religion / Commentary on Proverbs
English term or phrase:at a loss
But God was not the confidence of David alone; he has ever been the dwelling-place of the generation of the righteous. In the day of their calamity and danger, they run by faith and prayer into this high tower and they are not ***at a loss*** when unexpected dangers are ready to overwhelm them, for no enemy can be so near to distress as God is to preserve.
1- Below cost, as in The store was doing so badly that it was selling merchandise at a loss.
2- Puzzled, perplexed, in a state of uncertainty, as in
When his letters were returned unopened, John was at a loss as to what to do next.
3- At a loss for words. Unable or uncertain as to what to say. For example, Father's tirade left us all at a loss for words. [Late 1600s]
Creo que la seguna definición es la que corresponde. Pero dado el contexto (hablando de torres altas y moradas), creo que la idea se transmite mejor diciendo "desamparados" en lugar de inciertos, perplejos, confundidos, etc.