Examples of paralysis in a Sentence
The disease causes a paralysis of the legs.
The whole country is in a state of paralysis.
They are trying to end the political paralysis that has been gripping the country.
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Maybe LeBron decides to test out a hypothetical L.A. jump, snagging George and Chris Paul and briefly sending the entire Cleveland metro area into a state of terrified, panicked paralysis.
Fortunately – though Adams appeared to be knocked out, went down immediately, lay motionless, was removed from the field by stretcher and taken to a hospital – the type of hit administered by Trevethan is not the kind to cause paralysis.
Five years ago he was battled Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder that attacks the nervous system and causes paralysis and loss of reflexes.
Guillain-Barré syndrome can result in near-paralysis and symptoms are typically most severe in the first three weeks.
Syphilis, for example, can damage internal organs and spread to the nervous system or eyes, causing paralysis or blindness.
Once the paper was released, Microsoft's got stuck in bureaucratic paralysis.
In an effort to find a cure for paralysis through the funding of the latest medical research, the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation will host its annual Run/Walk/Roll on Sunday, Oct. 1.
These twin blinders, ideology and insecurity, also appear to be at the core of Trump's post-Harvey paralysis regarding Mexico's offer.
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Related Wordscerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, poliomyelitis; debilitation, debility, decrepitude, enfeeblement, feebleness, frailness, frailty, weakness; infirmity, lameness; disability, impairment; diplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia, paresis, quadriplegia, spastic paralysis
Near Antonymsmobility, motility, sensation
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