Origin of transfix
OTHER WORDS FROM transfixtrans·fix·ion [trans-fik-shuhn], /trænsˈfɪk ʃən/, nounun·trans·fixed, adjective
Words nearby transfix
How to use transfix in a sentence
Even the kids appear to be transfixed, their eyes pinned to the glassy river surface or the rock walls that have come alive with the sun’s light as it climbs into the sky.Finding solace — and splashes aplenty — on Colorado’s Yampa River|Rachel Walker|August 4, 2022|Washington Post
The first time I heard “staircase,” about a disturbing home invasion, the story’s gradually deepening terror had me literally transfixed — physically rooted in place, frozen with fear.One Good Thing: Knifepoint Horror, a collection of campfire ghost stories in podcast form|Aja Romano|October 29, 2021|Vox
He didn’t cover any new ground—in fact, he read the remarks he gave on that day before rushing home from a summit in Peru—but the crowd was transfixed by his cameo.Colin Powell and the Transformative Power of Owning Your Mistakes|Philip Elliott|October 18, 2021|Time
The impoverished nation of 11 million remained transfixed by questions — including whether the intellectual authors had come from the ranks of Moïse’s more obvious enemies or were potentially far closer to the president.Assassination of Haitian president becomes complex international web|Widlore Merancourt, Anthony Faiola, Rachel Pannett, Shawn Boburg|July 9, 2021|Washington Post
At first his pride compelled him to try again, but he was soon transfixed by what he was learning about the human body’s extraordinary ability to compensate for its injuries and illnesses.
Miraculously, Malala survived, and her courage, wisdom, and optimism have continued to transfix and inspire the world.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take the syringe in the right hand and with the needle transfix the fold near its base (Fig. 182).The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
It has not one element that asks the sense of beauty to incorporate it, or challenges the weapon of wit to transfix it.
Merle was looking Old Broadbrim squarely in the eye and his gaze seemed to transfix him like a lance.Old Broadbrim Into the Heart of Australia|Author of "Old Broadbrim"
They stuck out at right angles, seeming to transfix the rigid, death-white hands.The Messenger|Elizabeth Robins
What joy, I thought, would it be to transfix the matchless beauty which had wrought itself thus into the visions of my old age!