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used in Rose Red

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


inability to act or make a decision
  • With the squeaking of the wagon, we both turned around at once-and I for one was paralyzed by fear.
    4 — 1909 (80% in)
  • The staff has been directed to work around her, to leave her alone, and not to address her unless instructed, for her outbursts are paralyzing.
    7 — 1915-1916 (30% in)
  • In stunned amazement I watch as the overgrowth recedes as quickly as it came, suddenly alive with color and bloom-a paralyzing red of bougainvillea, orchid and, dare I admit it, roses.
    8 — 1917 (19% in)
  • Paralyzed, he stood, flatfooted, as I ran-ran!
    8 — 1917 (27% in)
  • I shouted, quite undignified, until the man, paralyzed with fear, fled from this place, hat in hand.
    8 — 1917 (80% in)

There are no more uses of "paralysis" in Rose Red.

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