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Definition of Cataleptically
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Literary usage of Cataleptically
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1. Jerry of the Islands by Jack London (1917)
"He sat down abruptly, almost cataleptically, drew his head away from the clutch of ... With a quick jerk, cataleptically, his nose pointed to the zenith, ..."
2. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1854)
"the muscles, when cataleptically affected, was not so great as is met with in some cases. It was, for instance, easy to overcome the rigidity by ordinary ..."
3. The Journal of Mental Science by Royal Medico-psychological Association (1867)
"... be equivalent to having no sensation at all, so for a mind to be entirely absorbed in one terrible delusion—to be fixed, as it were cataleptically, ..."
4. An Essay on Hydrocephalus Acutus, Or Dropsy in the Brain by John Cheyne (1808)
"... her limbs were gently stretched; her arm, after being thrown out awkwardly from her body, was cataleptically fixed for some time ; her pulse fell to 72. ..."
5. The Force of Mind: Or, The Mental Factor in Medicine by Alfred Taylor Schofield (1908)
"... a mayor felt heat; a scientific man had the arm cataleptically fixed to the table.2 The sensations in the hand by thought are produced probably by real ..."