paralytic

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paralytic

1. of, relating to, or of the nature of paralysis
2. afflicted with or subject to paralysis
3. Brit informal very drunk
4. a person afflicted with paralysis
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Stranded in snowbound mountains, Wharton's urbane narrator is obsessed with the fragments of tales that fail to explain Ethan Frome, an emasculated man wounded in a suicide manque that has left him limping and trapped in a living death plagued by two crones: his elderly wife and the paralytically broken and witch-like figure of Ethan Frome's former beloved.
The phenomenon of people getting paralytically drunk, not once in a while, but every weekend, and during the week as well, has been helped by the ease of getting hold of cheap alcohol, and by the mixed messages sent out after 24-hour licensing was allowed.
complicity which is so paralytically overwhelming to most that, for