paralysis

Part of speech:

Paralytic.

Part of speech: noun

Loss of the power of voluntary movement; palsy.

Part of speech: noun

Loss of power in general.

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Usage examples "paralysis":

  1. Meriton and I had taken turns with the sister in nursing him, but after the paralysis had set in there wasn't much to do, and there was nothing to prevent Meriton's leaving us for a day or two. - "The Greater Inclination", Edith Wharton.
  2. Next day, all London knew that Mistress Peg Woffington had been stricken with paralysis and that from the neck down she was dead. - "Superwomen", Albert Payson Terhune.
  3. The tone of her voice, the expression on her face showed him, with a fresh force of revelation, what paralysis had fallen on his life. - "Beyond", John Galsworthy.