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Robber flies, and many other families including the horse flies, have devised a way to paralyze their prey, or parts of it, before settling down to eat from or on them.
So we have to arm people with the facts, but I’ve never been more unsure and paralyzed by individual coverage decisions than I have been in the last two or three months.
They are paralyzed between their commitment to their agenda and their fear of what Republicans might do if they retake power in a majoritarian Senate.
Yes, the filibuster paralyzes governance and leaves terrible environmental, social, political, and economic problems to fester.
“The impression is that of a country in stalemate, paralyzed by politics and tones that are foreign to its tradition,” Veltroni said.
For a moment the horrible possibilities seemed to paralyze every nerve and thought.
Its direct effects are to blunt the faculty of correct thinking, and to paralyze the power of vigorous action.
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
The retirement of the leaders of the House of Commons served to paralyze the government's resistance.
We know that if we stick a pin into a certain spot we shall paralyze the left forefinger.
At first he had seized every chance of talking to them; but either his own shyness or theirs seemed to paralyze him.
THE MARNEEDITH WHARTON

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