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paralysis
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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

or:

inability to act or make a decision
  • The third attack will either carry me off, or leave me paralyzed for life.
    Chapters 17-18 (58% in)
  • This arm is paralyzed; not for a time, but forever.
    Chapters 17-18 (59% in)
  • Faria sat up to receive him, avoiding all gestures in order that he might conceal from the governor the paralysis that had already half stricken him with death.
    Chapters 17-18 (70% in)
  • As he had prophesied would be the case, he remained paralyzed in the right arm and the left leg, and had given up all hope of ever enjoying it himself.
    Chapters 19-20 (14% in)
  • "Do as you did before, only do not wait so long, all the springs of life are now exhausted in me, and death," he continued, looking at his paralyzed arm and leg, "has but half its work to do.
    Chapters 19-20 (31% in)
  • You may, therefore, comprehend, that being of no country, asking no protection from any government, acknowledging no man as my brother, not one of the scruples that arrest the powerful, or the obstacles which paralyze the weak, paralyzes or arrests me.
    Chapters 47-48 (83% in)
  • You may, therefore, comprehend, that being of no country, asking no protection from any government, acknowledging no man as my brother, not one of the scruples that arrest the powerful, or the obstacles which paralyze the weak, paralyzes or arrests me.
    Chapters 47-48 (83% in)
  • For I have no friend but yourself upon earth, who am neglected and forgotten by my father, harassed and persecuted by my mother-in-law, and left to the sole companionship of a paralyzed and speechless old man, whose withered hand can no longer press mine, and who can speak to me with the eye alone, although there still lingers in his heart the warmest tenderness for his poor grandchild.
    Chapters 51-52 (21% in)
  • Oh, he laughed, and in that singular manner so peculiar to himself—half-malicious, half-ferocious; he almost immediately got up and took his leave; then, for the first time, I observed the agitation of my grandfather, and I must tell you, Maximilian, that I am the only person capable of discerning emotion in his paralyzed frame.
    Chapters 51-52 (39% in)
  • Yes, madame, M. de Villefort spoke of it to me—a paralysis, I think.
    Chapters 51-52 (58% in)
  • All his limbs have become completely paralysed, he has lost his voice also, and we ourselves find much trouble in endeavoring to catch some fragments of his meaning.
    Chapters 59-60 (2% in)
  • But I thought you told me he had become entirely paralyzed, and that all his faculties were completely destroyed?
    Chapters 59-60 (52% in)
  • You know poisons become remedies in certain diseases, of which paralysis is one.
    Chapters 73-74 (46% in)
  • This quantity, which is perfectly safe to administer to the paralyzed frame of M. Noirtier, which has become gradually accustomed to it, would be sufficient to kill another person.
    Chapters 73-74 (46% in)
  • A smile lit up the old man's face, a strange smile of the eyes in a paralyzed face.
    Chapters 73-74 (71% in)
  • Presently he made such a sudden movement that I was paralyzed with fear.
    Chapters 77-78 (34% in)
  • "Confiteor," said Caderousse, putting the diamond on his little finger; "I was mistaken; but those thieves of jewellers imitate so well that it is no longer worth while to rob a jeweller's shop—it is another branch of industry paralyzed."
    Chapters 81-82 (52% in)
  • His tongue was paralyzed in his mouth.
    Chapters 111-112 (19% in)

There are no more uses of "paralysis" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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