They may have been afraid, and in most cases no doubt were, but their fears did not paralyze them.
His sister killed herself as a teenager, and her death continues to paralyze the Donovan boys in intriguing ways.
Thirty years after it ended, the emotion this crisis stirred continues to paralyze America's diplomatic imagination.
paralyze par·a·lyze (pār'ə-līz')
v. par·a·lyzed, par·a·lyz·ing, par·a·lyz·es
To affect with paralysis; cause to be paralytic.