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The water has also a petrifying quality, covering every substance that it passes over with a hard white stony substance.
The longing for a real heart-to-heart friendship had been on one side only; that was the first, and most petrifying revelation.
FLAMING JUNEMRS. GEORGE DE HORNE VAIZEY
The Duchess is reduced to speechlessness, and takes refuge in a petrifying stare.
Calcareous tuf consists of similar incrustations made by petrifying rivulets running over mud, sand, vegetable remains, &c.
Something in me had suddenly turned stony, like a plant plunged in petrifying water.
But this led to a petrifying formalism, and to a tedious lengthening of the aria, which sacrificed character to vocal display.
He dropped the too true volume from his hand; his petrifying heart dropped hollowly within him, as a pebble down Carrisbrook well.
No word fell from her lips; her very heart seemed congealing, petrifying; she sat like one transformed to stone.
THE GYPSY QUEEN'S VOWMAY AGNES FLEMING
Unlike the marble of antiquity awakening into life, she might have been compared to a living woman petrifying into stone.
THE COMPANIONS OF JEHUALEXANDRE DUMAS, PRE
Kate felt herself slowly petrifying under the warm drip of Mrs. Peyton's platitudes.
SANCTUARYEDITH WHARTON

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