toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

paralysis
used in The House of the Seven Gables

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
loss of the ability to move the body or a part of it

or:

inability to act or make a decision
  • We might say (without in the least imputing crime to a personage of his eminent respectability) that there was enough of splendid rubbish in his life to cover up and paralyze a more active and subtile conscience than the Judge was ever troubled with.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (47% in)

There are no more uses of "paralysis" in The House of the Seven Gables.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia ArticlePictures — Google Images®