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paralysis
used in Babbitt

2 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
  • A little grimly he perceived that this had been his last despairing fling before the paralyzed contentment of middle-age.
    Chapter 33 (61% in)
  • One shoulder was lower than the other; one arm she carried in contorted fashion, as though it were paralyzed; and behind a high collar of cheap lace there was a gouge in the anemic neck which had once been shining and softly plump.
    Chapter 26 (46% in)

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