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On this page you'll find 79 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to petrify, such as: calcify, clarify, fossilize, harden, lapidify, and mineralize.

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How to use petrify in a sentence

  • I didn't possess the capacity to petrify, which is absolutely indispensable in an academic man.

    Atlantis | Gerhart Hauptmann
  • She had seemed to grow rooted to the ground, unable to get away; her heart, her breathing, seemed to petrify too; they hurt her.

    Missy | Dana Gatlin
  • E that would shine, and petrify his tutor,Should drink draught Allsopp in its "native pewter."

    Quips and Quiddities | William Davenport Adams
  • Their concepts petrify from lack of use and the constant reconstruction which growth necessitates.

    The Mind and Its Education | George Herbert Betts
  • Among ourselves worship would petrify and faith wither were it not for the tasks the church has undertaken at home and abroad.

    Judges and Ruth | Robert A. Watson

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