Thesaurus / petrified
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Her expression was still petrified, except that she might have had the scent of blood in her slightly dilating nostrils.
But Mafuta, instead of taking this advice, suddenly stood stock still, as if he had been petrified!
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Sarah moved among them with a distracted air; she seemed, indeed, as if petrified with grief.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
I suppose the face will retain that petrified laugh until the corpse turns to dust.
A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
Griffith stood petrified a moment; and I don't think his intellects were even yet quite clear enough to take it all in at once.
The ham, which was almost as light as cork, was riddled with worm-holes, and as hard as a petrified sponge.
Richie stood petrified when he beheld him re-enter the Palace, and found himself, as he supposed, left in the lurch.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
All this was taken in at the first glance of the boys, who, petrified for one moment, realized in the next their fearful peril.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
There his qualities are too often petrified into an excessive formality; he shows something too much of the camera obscura.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
I stood like one petrified; I had put my hand into my pocket—the book was gone.
WORDS RELATED TO PETRIFIED
- stiff as a board
- at a standstill
- at rest
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