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  • Palsied, crippled, catatonic, spastic, Trapis tended them all with equal and unending patience.†   (source)
  • They tried stay-awakes, but after about thirty hours you just go catatonic for a while and the virus does its thing anyway.†   (source)
  • The drowning she had just witnessed had left her catatonic, virtually paralyzed with shock and despair.†   (source)
  • The last time she'd come here, I'd been more or less catatonic.†   (source)
  • And I, dull, catatonic, gave him some miserable excuse, thinking only of Claudia, of the agent, of imminent disaster.†   (source)
  • There are a lot of names: depression, catatonia, mania, anxiety, agitation.†   (source)
  • And if you had your choice of having Saddam Hussein or Joseph Stalin or Adolf Hitler or Sarah Byrnes afteryou, you'd pick A, B, and C only, before you picked D. On the off chance she's not faking, if I just penetrated her catatonia for a .†   (source)
  • Now, Paul held himself in near catatonic immobility, knowing he had only his wits to meet this threat.†   (source)
  • Depression swept over her, turning her numb and almost catatonic.†   (source)
  • Catatonic.†   (source)
  • They were catatonic with disgust.†   (source)
  • On my big bed, swathed in mauve, almost catatonic, some part of me does understand that I have deserted my motherhood post, gone AWOL, at the urging of the enemy-the monster.†   (source)
  • But my conscience doesn't have to spend the next two years making inane teatime chatter, bored to the point of catatonia.†   (source)
  • The man lay on his side, half catatonic, whispering and drooling.†   (source)
  • The carpentry shop was largely made up of Spanish mamis, including Maria Carbon, the almost-catatonic girl I had greeted in Room 6 back in February.†   (source)
  • For days the girl was almost catatonic.†   (source)
  • I sat, catatonic, in shock, knowing my destination but not knowing my fate.†   (source)
  • Max turned and glared at the sleeping Agent, who appeared almost catatonic beneath a heavy wool blanket.†   (source)
  • The boy became almost catatonic.†   (source)
  • He made Yossarian think of cripples and of cold and hungry men and women, and of all the dumb, passive, devout mothers with catatonic eyes nursing infants outdoors that same night with chilled animal udders bared insensibly to that same raw rain.†   (source)
  • With Rachelle and Johan in their present catatonic state, it would be impossible.†   (source)
  • Now I knew a word for this condition: catatonic.†   (source)
  • I'd found Nudge crying in her room twice; and Gazzy seemed practically catatonic without his favorite partner in crime.†   (source)
  • Can a machine be so frightened and hurt that it will go into catatonia and refuse to respond?†   (source)
  • She is four years old, catatonic, and incontinent.†   (source)
  • Catatonic parents.†   (source)
  • It may not look like that much grass now"—she shook her head, pointed to the sparse brown patches—"but by summer I'm hoping to have this yard covered in a fine blanket of grass, and a rock hit by that mower would be a catatonic thing.†   (source)
  • "Your mother is in a catatonic state," the woman said in a cold, pedantic tone designed to strike absolute terror in all who were insecure and vulnerable, and she had an easy target in Oz.†   (source)
  • He sat catatonic, his eyes drifting over the lawn.†   (source)
  • She lay motionless, almost catatonic.†   (source)
  • No, I'm catatonic.†   (source)
  • The blond woman, subject two, appeared catatonic with fear, but the dark-haired woman seemed curiously serene.†   (source)
  • A catatonic Jew was as good as a dead one.†   (source)
  • DYSART: No—just a fifteen-year-old schizophrenic, and a girl of eight thrashed into catatonia by her father.†   (source)
  • When it tried to compartmentalize them it went schizoid; when it tried to integrate them it went catatonic.†   (source)
  • Outside of that...Catatonia.†   (source)
  • Blanked for nearly three minutes, holding the rat in the air, a perfect case of waxy catatonia.†   (source)
  • The ants I encountered were no longer catatonic.†   (source)
  • Solomon looked almost catatonic in the glow of the laptop sitting atop his thighs.†   (source)
  • Or have you gone into a catatonic state?†   (source)
  • It wouldn't do the kid any good to see you catatonic.†   (source)
  • Dr. Gerandy was throwing around words like 'catatonic,' but I didn't let him up to see her.†   (source)
  • The docs are using words like catatonic and posttraumatic shock.†   (source)
  • She indicated a catatonic-looking woman.†   (source)
  • They become drooling, catatonic vegetables from the moment they enter.†   (source)
  • We'd managed a long trip before, of course, but that was in Turtle's catatonic period.†   (source)
  • We make the catatonic wish to escape come true.†   (source)
  • I gave her the Deja Eprouve Series for catatonia.†   (source)
  • He was nearly catatonic, Jack!†   (source)
  • He told of his inability to write further poetry, of his increasing estrangement from the cybrid impostors, of his retreat into something resembling catatonia combined with "hallucinations" of his true AI existence in the nearly incomprehensible (to a nineteenth-century poet) TechnoCore, and of the ultimate crumbling of the illusion and the abandonment of the "Keats Project."†   (source)
  • The word which defined it was catatonia, but what frightened him had no such precise word , it was, rather, a vague comparison: in that moment he thought that her thoughts had become much as he had imagined her physical self: solid, fibrous, unchannelled, with no places of hiatus.†   (source)
  • Danny's face rose before him, not Danny's normal face, lively and alert, the eyes sparkling and open, but the catatonic, zombielike face of a stranger, the eyes dull and opaque, the mouth pursed babyishly around his thumb.†   (source)
  • I'd found Nudge crying in her room twice; and Gazzy seemed practically catatonic without his favorite partner in crime.†   (source)
  • Patient goes into catatonia.†   (source)
  • But the TV audience was mostly catatonics and depressives, who were disinclined to move.†   (source)
  • In the end a couple of catatonics were teamed up and Daisy's room was ready for her arrival on November fifteenth.†   (source)
  • She had wrapped all the furniture, some of it holding catatonics, and the TV and the sprinkler system on the ceiling in toilet paper.†   (source)
  • And this way we all passed through a month or two, Lisa and the catatonics in the TV room, Polly walking like a motorized corpse, Cynthia crying after electroshock ("I'm not sad," she explained to me, "but I can't help crying"), and me and Georgina in our double suite.†   (source)
  • It was a case of catatonic schizophrenia, he said.†   (source)
  • Paranoids, schizoids, cycloids, semicatatonics, men who claimed to have gone to heaven in flying saucers, women who had burned their children's sex organs off with Bic lighters, alcoholics, pyromaniacs, kleptomaniacs, manic-depressives, suicidals.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "semi-" means half or partially. This is the same pattern you see in words like semicircle, semisweet, and semiautomatic.
  • When I picked him up, he made no attempt to uncurl, but remained in that state much like a catatonic stupor.†   (source)
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