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  • n. Plural form of paralyzis.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of paralyze.


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  • The phrase most news agencies use when describing a big storm is that it "paralyzes" an area, and for once it's not that hyperbolic.

  • "When stocks get a little extended it kind of paralyzes the bulls a bit," Binger said.

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  • Christopher Skyi: Of interest: New study finds the flu virus 'paralyzes' immune system "A study coming out of Children's Hospital of Philadelph ia, Pennsylvan ia, has found that the influe ... b-psycho: If it's the kind of place that lets you pick the specific kind of mustard, WTF was he supposed to do?

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  • Worse, the power of special interests paralyzes lawmaking.

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  • Olga (Jessica Hecht), Irina (Juliet Rylance) and Masha (Maggie Gyllenhaal) are desperate to return to the city; what paralyzes them is somewhat unclear.

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  • So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

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  • The mere threat of an episode partly paralyzes them.

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  • This poisons our thought and so paralyzes us in action.

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  • "When terrorists set the conditions and the timing for the release of hostages, it encourages kidnappings and it paralyzes the armed forces," Mr. Uribe declared in his Twitter account.

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  • But it often functions, ironically, as a tool of social control, rendering us passive with an analysis that overwhelms and paralyzes us.

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