I was exhausted and the others were petrified… We all swore that it was OK.
It petrified me as a young gay kid in Montana, growing up playing tennis.
Nobody would have clue about the petrified chaos going on inside.
I was petrified, and it left me wondering, “Do I give him this direction?”
In 1996, Clinton was petrified about a primary challenge from Jesse Jackson.
Carwin's eyes glared, and his limbs were petrified at this intelligence.
Why d'n't you say you was petrified in your hind legs, before you shipped!'
One wondered, were they pursuing truth or were they petrified by ritual and routine?
Thank you, he said sweetly to a petrified footman, thank you for understanding.
There it was, a mere nubbin of crust and so hard it might almost have been taken for a petrified specimen of prehistoric bread.
1660s, "turned to stone," past participle adjective from petrify (v.). Figurative meaning "paralyzed (with fright, etc.)" is from 1720.
Drunk; ossified, stoned (1903+)