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 Meanings and Examples of PETRIFY
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petrify
 v.  convert wood or other organic matter into stony replica; cause to become stiff or stonelike
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  He remained where he was, petrified like the statue of salt, not daring to make a movement.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XI—WHAT HE DOES
2  The name of Javert routed them by its mere utterance; the face of Javert petrified them at sight.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—VAGUE FLASHES ON THE HORIZON
3  The storm of the combat still lingers in this courtyard; its horror is visible there; the confusion of the fray was petrified there; it lives and it dies there; it was only yesterday.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
4  The slab has here been replaced by a cross-beam, against which lean five or six shapeless fragments of knotty and petrified wood which resemble huge bones.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
5  This extraordinary cavalry petrified Clinton, who had seen Talavera and Badajoz.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE PLATEAU OF MONT-SAINT-JEAN
6  He remained nailed to the spot, petrified, stupid, asking himself, athwart confused and inexpressible anguish, what this sepulchral persecution signified, and whence had come that pandemonium which was pursuing him.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE CHAIN-GANG
7  The petrified air of the two brats rendered some shock necessary.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
8  Marius, petrified and incapable of uttering a syllable, made a sign with his head that he did not.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
9  One thought one beheld hubbub petrified.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—THE CHARYBDIS OF THE FAUBOURG SAINT ANTOINE AND...
10  Races which are petrified in dogma or demoralized by lucre are unfit to guide civilization.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
11  Felton stood before this strange apparition like one petrified.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 55 CAPTIVITY: THE FOURTH DAY
12  Milady remained still in bed, petrified by surprise; so many unexpected things happened to her all at once that for the first time she was at a loss.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 61 THE CARMELITE CONVENT AT BETHUNE
13  So startling and unexpected was this conclusion that the guest sat reduced to a state of pale, petrified, genuine amazement.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IX
14  She looked at him, and was fairly petrified.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
15  The whole group suddenly shifts positions and remains standing as if petrified.
The Inspector General By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In LAST SCENE
Example Sentence:
1  His sudden and unexpected appearance seemed to petrify her.