Origin of petrifaction
Examples from the Web for petrification
Historical Examples of petrification
The mistake lies in wishing to escape from it by a petrification of our joys.Days Off
Henry Van Dyke
An Addition to the Instances of Petrification, formerly enumerated.
The reign of justice could only be the reign of silence and of petrification.Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas
Remy de Gourmont
I stared in petrification at Lukynitch; I had not expected this, I admit.The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories
While wandering through the valley of the Clearwater and the adjacent hills, I was much struck with the wonders of petrification.Memoirs of Orange Jacobs
early 15c., "action or process of hardening," from petrify on model of satisfaction, etc.