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  • verbhold one's attention
  • verbpierce

synonyms for transfixed

  • captivate
  • enchant
  • engross
  • fascinate
  • hypnotize
  • mesmerize
  • petrify
  • rivet
  • stun
  • bewitch
  • hold
  • palsy
  • paralyze
  • root
  • spellbind
  • stop in one's tracks
  • stop one dead
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antonyms for transfixed

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  • disenchant
  • disgust
  • repel
  • repulse
  • turn off
  • bore
  • look away
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How to use transfixed in a sentence

You’re transfixed by a cavernous mouth large enough to swallow a seal.
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Characters include Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whose 11-year tenure transformed and divided Britain, and the late Princess Diana, whose death in a car crash in 1997 transfixed the nation and the world.
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Undoubtedly one of the best movies of 2020, Lovers Rock is crafted directly from McQueen’s childhood and will transfix you with its evocative vibes.
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What politicians eat and cookIn this contentious presidential election year, Americans were yet again transfixed by what political leaders were doing, saying and, of course, eating.
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To punish the habit, a Turk was seized and a pipe transfixed through his nose.
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He stood transfixed for a moment, and then, leaping from the window into the garden, called loudly for help.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
It was the face of a woman, young and very beautiful, and for a long while the image held the man transfixed.
THOSE DALE GIRLSFRANK WESTON CARRUTH
He stopped short in his sermon, and for one instant transfixed them with his indignant glance.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
He followed the direction of Jem's eyes, and was instantly transfixed with curiosity and rising horror.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
And with one blast it sent him so high in the air that, as he fell back, he was transfixed by a steeple.
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WORDS RELATED TO TRANSFIXED

  • absorbed
  • aroused
  • attracted
  • beguiled
  • bewitched
  • charmed
  • dazzled
  • delighted
  • enamored
  • enchanted
  • engrossed
  • enraptured
  • enthralled
  • enticed
  • entranced
  • excited
  • fond of
  • hypnotized
  • in love with
  • infatuated
  • intoxicated
  • mesmerized
  • overpowered
  • seduced
  • sent
  • smitten
  • sold on
  • stuck on
  • thrilled
  • transfixed
  • transported
  • under a spell
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