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emotional cripple

1. Someone who is unable or finds it difficult to form or express emotions, thus hindering their ability to properly relate to other people. Raised by a single father who was at best distant and at worst abusive, Jonathan grew up a cold, emotional cripple, with no friends or companions.
2. Someone who has become incompetent, indecisive, socially alienated, helpless, or apathetic due to an overwhelming and debilitating experience or abundance of negative emotions. My anxiety has left me an emotional cripple—I can do little more than make myself breakfast each day.
See also: emotional
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That goes for training but also when you're finishing off a cripple while actually hunting.
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It doesn't matter if it's plantar fasciitis or a stress fracture, if it cripples you, you might not come back.
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But the death of a man who had so flawlessly transposed Superman from comic book to screen was to have a more subtle effect; it turned the Man of Steel's shoulders into a permanent presence in the mind of one aging cripple who at the age of seven had read his first Superman comic.
Heavy line indicates boundary of Cripple Creek diatreme breccia, not boundary of gold-bearing rock.
In January 1962 I was told I had rheumatoid arthritis; also, if I could keep the swelling down, I would not cripple.
The result was a fifty-six-inch-square painting, Cripple Creek, 1962, with a simple but highly charged coloristic formula: clashing complementaries, green dots on a red field.
More than thirty years ago, in an essay called "Uncle Tom and Tiny Tim: Some Reflections on the Cripple as Negro," I suggested that cripples emulate the civil rights movement by focusing on political solutions to the problems of living under difficult physical conditions.
The mayor's consultants, according to a commission report leaked in December, contemplated everything from filing lawsuits to declaring bankruptcy to pulling key teachers from the payroll in an attempt to cripple privatization.
This drawer is not a tapster who "draws" ale in a tavern; he is the draughrsman who quite literally "draws" the image or motif to be embroidered onto either a reusable pattern or the fabric itself, as Cripple does on the women's hankies.
There is a fear that piracy could cripple the e-book market and the problem was reportedly prominent at the recent e-book conference "Electronic Book 2000: Changing the Fundamentals of Reading".
On one such occasion on northern Michigan's Boardman River, the idea for my spinner cripple pattern was hatched.
Cripple Creek's city fathers say they've written the ticket to economic renewal.
Glenn may have the use of his mind and limbs but he has nonetheless become a cripple because of his words.