Definitions

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  • adjective Extremely afraid.
  • verb Present participle of petrify.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Whisper it in petrified little-boy tones: dead punctuation is invisible to everyone else — yet we see it all the time.

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  • Whisper it in petrified little-boy tones: dead punctuation is invisible to everyone else — yet we see it all the time.

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  • Whisper it in petrified little-boy tones: dead punctuation is invisible to everyone else — yet we see it all the time.

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  • Whisper it in petrified little-boy tones: dead punctuation is invisible to everyone else — yet we see it all the time.

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  • Whisper it in petrified little-boy tones: dead punctuation is invisible to everyone else — yet we see it all the time.

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  • Whisper it in petrified little-boy tones: dead punctuation is invisible to everyone else — yet we see it all the time.

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  • We laughed at the talk of an All-Star boycott, flinched at the talk of a strike, and remain petrified that this season could be shut down.

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  • At least there weren't any live spiders running around when the Prince - who admitted to being "petrified" - was first instilled with a love of the museum by his late mother Diana,

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  • Even lightning that strikes sandy soils can produce glass, in the form of wickedly shaped fulgurites embedded in the ground and sometimes called petrified lightning.

    Volcanic ash and cotton candy share molecular characteristics with glass

  • The so-called petrified forests near Cairo consist of the stems of trees silicified by the action of the siliceous thermal springs which bubbled forth amid the networks of lagoons existing in these parts in Oligocene times.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

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  • Allows for total satisfaction whenever someone says "petrified log". Bless.

    March 6, 2009

  • My adjectival use: 'She took the petrified children to a safe place.

    August 20, 2011