What does the word paralytic mean?

Usage examples for paralytic

  1. It's only my 'ands as is gone paralytic, tha knaws, an' a weaver's no manner o' good to nobody without th' use o' 'er'ands. – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  2. Mr. Delamere had had two paralytic strokes, and a third might prove fatal. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  3. The most timid ruler does not hesitate to dictate a law that produces misery and lingering death for thousands and thousands of prosperous and industrious subjects, happy perchance, merely to satisfy a caprice, a whim, his pride, and yet you shudder because in one night are to be ended forever the mental tortures of many helots, because a vitiated and paralytic people has to die to give place to another, young, active, full of energy! – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal

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