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paralysis
used in The Adventures of Augie March

5 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
  • If he said 'Stick 'em up!' do you think he'd wait until I explained that my arms were paralyzed?
    Chapter 5 (97% in)
  • A stranger with a head on him, unaware that Einhorn was paralyzed, would have guessed he was not a well man from seeing him suck a pierced egg, for it was something humanly foxy, paw-handled, hungry above average need.
    Chapter 5 (35% in)
  • He never minded talking about his paralysis; on the contrary, sometimes he would boast of it as a thing he had overcome, in the manner of a successful businessman who tells you of the farm poverty of his boyhood.
    Chapter 5 (45% in)
  • I telegraphed Simon to wire me some money, and then I went to see the main drag, and I took the excursion to Niagara Falls where nobody seemed to have any business that day, only a few strays beside the crush of the water, like early sparrows in the cathedral square before Notre Dame has opened its doors; and then in the brute sad fog you know that at one time this sulphur coldness didn't paralyze everything, and there's the cathedral to prove it.
    Chapter 9 (60% in)
  • These things not appearing so threatening to me as they ought to appear, I was, on this topic anyhow, a fool to her, one who also could be stuck, leg-bent, in that white spiders' secretion and paralyzed inside women's edifices of safety.
    Chapter 11 (24% in)

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