verb (used with object), pet·ri·fied, pet·ri·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), pet·ri·fied, pet·ri·fy·ing.
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I was petrified, and it left me wondering, “Do I give him this direction?”Michel Gondry on ‘Mood Indigo,’ Kanye West, and the 10th Anniversary of ‘Eternal Sunshine’|Marlow Stern|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was exhausted and the others were petrified… We all swore that it was OK.
In 1996, Clinton was petrified about a primary challenge from Jesse Jackson.
Nobody would have clue about the petrified chaos going on inside.
I spoke all the while with a serious face and the air of one inspired, and I saw that the traitor was petrified.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
They never forgot her petrified expression when she saw them coming up through the floor.The Camp Fire Girls Solve a Mystery|Hildegard G. Frey
And Foma, staring at the water, felt as though he really were petrified.Foma Gordyeff|Maxim Gorky
In the realm of thought some appear to have discovered the secret of petrified motion.Atlantic Classics, Second Series|Henry C. Merwin
It consisted, in 1892, of a circle of small stones in which were two large water-worn stones and a fragment of petrified wood.Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895|Jesse Walter Fewkes