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paralysis
used in The Mysterious Benedict Society

3 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
  • Paralyzed, Sticky couldn't even manage to nod.
    p. 210.2
  • He felt on the verge, once again, of growing paralyzed.
    p. 297.9
  • There had been times in Sticky's life when an important question would flummox him no matter how well he knew the answer; and times he had run away from his problems; and times when he'd felt himself paralyzed when action was most needed.
    p. 420.9

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