petrify

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  • He had been as nearly petrified as any one has a right to be. Cited from The Man Who Laughs, by Victor Hugo
  • After petrifying the enemy, he can then be broken apart if hit with enough force.
  • Suddenly he stood still, petrified, and caught hold of the door-post with both hands. Cited from The Duel and Other Stories, by Anton Chekhov
  • The sight of them petrified her; she had not known she had so many. Cited from Married Life, by May Edginton
  • On a sudden the latter stopped short, as though petrified where he stood. Cited from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 332, June 1843, Vol. 53
  • She looked as if she had been suddenly petrified into stone. Cited from The Easiest Way, by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
  • A petrifying well is a well which give objects a stone-like appearance.
  • The wood did indeed seem hard as iron, though it seemed not to be petrified. Cited from White Shadows in the South Seas, by Frederick O'Brien
  • She thought they were natural plants petrified by the water's action. Cited from Alone, by Norman Douglas
  • The name was used because of the petrified wood near the lake.
  • The plant life known from this area included trees that became preserved as petrified wood.
  • They sought to stop her, but there was something in those wide eyes that petrified them all. Cited from Destiny, by Charles Neville Buck
  • He may more truly be said to have petrified it so far as his influence went. Cited from Among My Books, by James Russell Lowell
  • It was just as if the whole world had become petrified, and never could come to life again. Cited from The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, by Selma Lagerloef
  • I thought I might as well do one job before I petrified. Cited from August First, by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews and Roy Irving Murray
  • The old woman stood for a few moments as though petrified by what she had just heard. Cited from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 342, April 1844, Vol. 55
  • It was not the first time this looking back had had a petrifying effect upon a woman. Cited from The White Ladies of Worcester, by Florence L. Barclay
  • He was petrified at the end of the story, but if he takes after his brother he may yet return.
  • He left me petrified with horror, and I saw him no more! Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 20, No. 566
  • His sons do not help him and stand some meters away petrified.
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Meaning of petrify

  • verb Cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned
    The horror petrified his feelings, Fear petrified her thinking