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paralysis
used in Lonesome Dove

13 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
  • Dish had spent most of his life on a horse and could ride in any condition short of paralysis; he had no trouble keeping his place in the group.
    Chapters 9-10 (60% in)
  • He felt almost paralyzed, doomed to stand in the heat beneath the very room he had been hoping to enter himself.
    Chapters 7-8 (87% in)
  • All during the ride he had expected to fall off his horse and become paralyzed.
    Chapters 11-12 (90% in)
  • He associated paralysis with falls because a cousin of his had fallen off a cottage he was thatching and had been paralyzed ever since.
    Chapters 11-12 (90% in)
  • He associated paralysis with falls because a cousin of his had fallen off a cottage he was thatching and had been paralyzed ever since.
    Chapters 11-12 (91% in)
  • Some looked paralyzed.
    Chapters 21-22 (50% in)
  • Once in a while Call would fall into blue spells—times when he seemed almost paralyzed by doubts he never voiced.
    Chapters 42-43 (3% in)
  • He had seen highly competent men stand as if paralyzed in a crisis, though once someone took command and told them what to do they might perform splendidly.
    Chapters 44-45 (37% in)
  • Instead, he sat as if paralyzed, fear in his eyes.
    Chapters 52-53 (86% in)
  • They had been in tight spots, but usually that meant action, and in battles things happened too fast for fear to paralyze the mind of a man like Call.
    Chapters 54-55 (15% in)
  • He stood as if paralyzed, and in a second Dan Suggs shot him too.
    Chapters 70-71 (86% in)
  • Dish was paralyzed to be so close to her after so many months.
    Chapters 72-73 (70% in)
  • Newt was all but paralyzed with worry.
    Chapters 85-86 (19% in)

There are no more uses of "paralysis" in Lonesome Dove.

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