Recent Examples on the WebHis visitors encountered a palsied, toothless, half-blind figure, unable to rise from his favorite armchair to greet them.
Richard Norton Smith, WSJ, 12 Apr. 2019 In some countries, key public service industries are nationalized; in others, they are strictly regulated in a way that goes well beyond our palsied agencies.
John B. Judis, New Republic, 24 Aug. 2017
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