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Definition loss of the ability to move the body or a part of it


inability to act or make a decision
  • She suffers paralysis of her legs.
paralysis = loss of the ability to move
  • Hamlet suffered near paralysis from indecision.
  • paralysis = inability to act or make a decision
  • She can't move her left side, but we're hoping the paralysis is temporary.
  • She is paralyzed from the waste down.
  • She could move again, she was no longer paralyzed, and her body was bathed in waves of warmth.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • paralyzed = unable to move
  • Jem was paralyzed. I pinched him to get him moving, ...
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • paralyzed = unable to move or function
  • On the battlefield, in the torture chamber, on a sinking ship, the issues that you are fighting for are always forgotten, because the body swells up until it fills the universe, and even when you are not paralyzed by fright or screaming with pain, life is a moment-to-moment struggle against hunger or cold or sleeplessness, against a sour stomach or an aching tooth.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • paralyzed = made unable to move
  • I felt free and clean, as when you suddenly see that, after being paralyzed by ignorance or indecision, you can act.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • paralyzed = inability to act
  • This, they tell me, is good news, for the paralysis could have been total.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • paralysis = loss of the ability to move the body
  • I worried that I'd start begging, maybe even drop to the ground, paralyzed with fear,
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • paralyzed = made unable to move or make a decision
  • It was a little boy, his face paralyzed with fear.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • paralyzed = frozen (unable to move)
  • Like he's paralyzed. Polio, maybe.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • paralyzed = loss of the ability to move the body or a part of it
  • The sight of Marcus suddenly being driven to the ground seemed to paralyze them,
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • paralyze = make unable to move
  • But most of the Smokies were too shocked to resist, paralyzed by the terrible faces of their opponents.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • paralyzed = unable to act
  • But Lewis, his hand about to push the swinging doors open, hesitates, as though struck by a sudden paralysis of the will,
    Eugene O'Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • paralysis = loss of the ability to move
  • That bite paralyzed Karait,
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • paralyzed = removed the ability to move the body
  • It was like I was paralyzed and couldn't turn away;
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • paralyzed = loss of the ability to move the body
  • "Your imagination is paralyzed," he declares.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • paralyzed = unable to act (function)
  • She made an effort to stand but couldn't. Her muscles were paralyzed and the blood had long since ceased to flow.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • paralyzed = unable to move
  • She felt as if her talent for invention had been paralyzed by terror.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
paralyzed = made unable to act

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