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catatonic
used in Misery

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Definition
a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods

(may give way to short periods of extreme excitement; often associated with schizophrenia)
  • Blanked for nearly three minutes, holding the rat in the air, a perfect case of waxy catatonia.
    Part 2 — Misery (54% in)
  • 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.
    Part 1 — Annie (10% in)

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