petrifying

[ pe-truh-fahy ]SEE DEFINITION OF petrifying

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But she is also represented in one of the stories as petrifying her victims.

But this petrifying influence of words is after all only a superficial explanation.

This song, so unusual among these insects, has the effect of petrifying the bees.

I shrunk back, as if to avoid some petrifying influence that approached me.

This 'Petrifying Liquid' was a source of much merriment to the hands.

They keep us from petrifying altogether during the dull seasons.

He is as stiff as if he had been dipped in petrifying water and turned into his own statue.

The petrifying influence of surprise yielded to the impetuosities of passion.

The war was fast teaching me its petrifying lesson—to be incapable of horror.

There it opens out into huge caverns, and rises up into great cracks and chambers caused by the petrifying stony water.

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