PARALYSIS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PARALYSIS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
paralysis
 n.  loss of the ability to move a body part
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Now slowly it began to assert itself in a spread of fear, almost paralysis.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
2  But the paralysis, the bruise of the too-great shock, was gradually spreading in his affective self.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
3  It's only muscular paralysis with Sir Clifford--it doesn't affect him, said Connie, lying as naturally as breathing.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
4  We put him to bed; but the paralysis has spread, he has shown no sign of returning consciousness, and I think that we shall hardly find him alive.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
5  Melanie seemed in a paralysis of terror and only stared into his face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
6  Del Snafflin's orchestra of piano, violin, and cornet began to tune up and every one behind the magic line of the proscenic arch was frightened into paralysis.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
7  She lay in a sort of paralysis, indifferent to the objects which crowded before her sight, and happily unconscious of suffering.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
8  For myself, I felt a sort of paralysis of fear.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
9  Every night as I gazed up at the window I said softly to myself the word paralysis.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE SISTERS
10  But then I remembered that it had died of paralysis and I felt that I too was smiling feebly as if to absolve the simoniac of his sin.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE SISTERS
11  Faria sat up to receive him, avoiding all gestures in order that he might conceal from the governor the paralysis that had already half stricken him with death.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
12  You know poisons become remedies in certain diseases, of which paralysis is one.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
13  I became stupefied, several times I felt myself perspiring, I was overcome by a sort of paralysis; but this was pleasant and good for me.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: II
14  For three weeks the old prince lay stricken by paralysis in the new house Prince Andrew had built at Bogucharovo, ever in the same state, getting neither better nor worse.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER VIII
15  It leads some of the best of the critics to unfortunate silence and paralysis of effort, and others to burst into speech so passionately and intemperately as to lose listeners.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In III
Example Sentence:
1  An attack of paralysis seized him.
2  Poison from the weaver fish causes paralysis, swelling, and nausea.
3  Its effects on the nervous system include weakness, paralysis, and tingling in the hands and feet.
4  After five weeks of political paralysis, Thailand finally has a way out of the stalemate left by last month's general election.