palsy

Part of speech: verb

To paralyze.

Part of speech: noun

Paralysis; inefficiency; apathy.

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Usage examples "palsy":

  1. I had but risen, and I was descending from my quarters, when I came upon him, his old face white as death, a palsy in his limbs. - "The Shame of Motley", Raphael Sabatini.
  2. You are shaking like an old woman with the palsy, and your face is as white as I have heard it said ghosts' faces are. - "The Minute Boys of Boston", James Otis.
  3. This would be to palsy the arm of enterprise at once. - "History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas", Prescott, William Hickling.