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
References in classic literature ?
When she arrived at that letter the paralytic made her understand that she had spoken the initial letter of the thing he wanted.
In short, we soon separated, and I went, by the advice of a physician, to drink the Bath waters; for my violent affliction, added to a sedentary life, had thrown me into a kind of paralytic disorder, for which those waters are accounted an almost
He glanced, as he spoke, at his shabby clothes and paralytic limb, and slightly shook his head.
He gave the medical testimony, in pointed imitation of our local practitioner; and he piped and shook, as the aged turnpike-keeper who had heard blows, to an extent so very paralytic as to suggest a doubt regarding the mental competency of that witness.