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paralysis
used in This Side of Paradise

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
  • Then he would shake hands, using that slight, half-foreign bow, with all the starchy little females, and nod to the fellas who would be standing 'round, paralyzed into rigid groups for mutual protection.
    1.1 — Amory, Son of Beatrice (22% in)
  • It not only inclines a young man to pneumonia and infantile paralysis, but to all forms of lung trouble, to which you are particularly inclined.
    1.3 — The Egotist Considers (37% in)

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