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He is non-responsive — perhaps catatonic.
  a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement; often associated with schizophrenia
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  • He is non-responsive — perhaps catatonic.
  • Catatonic parents.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • She’d collapsed at her desk, was found on the floor, catatonic, and was rushed here, where the care surpassed what she could have received anywhere else.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The man lay on his side, half catatonic, whispering and drooling.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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  • The carpentry shop was largely made up of Spanish mamis, including Maria Carbon, the almost-catatonic girl I had greeted in Room 6 back in February.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Palsied, crippled, catatonic, spastic, Trapis tended them all with equal and unending patience.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He sat catatonic, his eyes drifting over the lawn.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The ants I encountered were no longer catatonic.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • She lay motionless, almost catatonic.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • They go catatonic, all staring eyes and drool, and if their families can’t afford to keep them they get shoved into the Crypts as well, to molder and die.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium

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  • Mac was virtually catatonic.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Now I knew a word for this condition: catatonic.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • I pull off girl-almost-catatonic-with-joy without a hitch.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • It wouldn’t do the kid any good to see you catatonic.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • I was surprised they weren’t absolutely catatonic after the evening’s events, but then again, they were my mates.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • They were catatonic with disgust.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • PART TEN the book thief featuring: the end of a world—the ninety-eighth day— a war maker—way of the words—a catatonic girl— confessions—ilsa hermann’s little black book— some rib-cage planes—and a mountain range of rubble C#73 THE END OF THE WORLD (Part I) Again, I offer you a glimpse of the end.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • He made Yossarian think of cripples and of cold and hungry men and women, and of all the dumb, passive, devout mothers with catatonic eyes nursing infants outdoors that same night with chilled animal udders bared insensibly to that same raw rain.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The last time she’d come here, I’d been more or less catatonic.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Now, Paul held himself in near catatonic immobility, knowing he had only his wits to meet this threat.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The drowning she had just witnessed had left her catatonic, virtually paralyzed with shock and despair.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • There are a lot of names: depression, catatonia, mania, anxiety, agitation.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • It was a case of catatonic schizophrenia, he said.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Blanked for nearly three minutes, holding the rat in the air, a perfect case of waxy catatonia.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • And I, dull, catatonic, gave him some miserable excuse, thinking only of Claudia, of the agent, of imminent disaster.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • The boy became almost catatonic.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • But my conscience doesn’t have to spend the next two years making inane teatime chatter, bored to the point of catatonia.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • I sat, catatonic, in shock, knowing my destination but not knowing my fate.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • I’d found Nudge crying in her room twice; and Gazzy seemed practically catatonic without his favorite partner in crime.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • "Your mother is in a catatonic state," the woman said in a cold, pedantic tone designed to strike absolute terror in all who were insecure and vulnerable, and she had an easy target in Oz.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • They tried stay-awakes, but after about thirty hours you just go catatonic for a while and the virus does its thing anyway.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • And if you had your choice of having Saddam Hussein or Joseph Stalin or Adolf Hitler or Sarah Byrnes afteryou, you’d pick A, B, and C only, before you picked D. On the off chance she’s not faking, if I just penetrated her catatonia for a .
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Outside of thatů Catatonia.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • With Rachelle and Johan in their present catatonic state, it would be impossible.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • For days the girl was almost catatonic.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • She is four years old, catatonic, and incontinent.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The docs are using words like catatonic and posttraumatic shock.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Or have you gone into a catatonic state?
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • A catatonic Jew was as good as a dead one.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Depression swept over her, turning her numb and almost catatonic.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Can a machine be so frightened and hurt that it will go into catatonia and refuse to respond?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Max turned and glared at the sleeping Agent, who appeared almost catatonic beneath a heavy wool blanket.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • When it tried to compartmentalize them it went schizoid; when it tried to integrate them it went catatonic.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • DYSART: No—-just a fifteen-year-old schizophrenic, and a girl of eight thrashed into catatonia by her father.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • Dr. Gerandy was throwing around words like ’catatonic,’ but I didn’t let him up to see her.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • On my big bed, swathed in mauve, almost catatonic, some part of me does understand that I have deserted my motherhood post, gone AWOL, at the urging of the the enemy-the monster.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • It may not look like that much grass now"—she shook her head, pointed to the sparse brown patches—"but by summer I’m hoping to have this yard covered in a fine blanket of grass, and a rock hit by that mower would be a catatonic thing.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • CATATONIC Wendy ran down the hall in her stocking feet and ran down the main stairs to the lobby two at a time.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • "Are you shy?""No, I’m catatonic.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • We make the catatonic wish to escape come true.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
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Associated words [difficulty]:   catatonic [4] , schizophrenia [3]
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