verb (used with object), trans·fixed or trans·fixt, trans·fix·ing.
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Origin of transfix
OTHER WORDS FROM transfixtrans·fix·ion [trans-fik-shuhn], /trænsˈfɪk ʃən/, nounun·trans·fixed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for transfix
You’re transfixed by a cavernous mouth large enough to swallow a seal.Basking shark families go on road trips in search of fine dining|The Conversation|December 31, 2020|Ars Technica
Characters include Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whose 11-year tenure transformed and divided Britain, and the late Princess Diana, whose death in a car crash in 1997 transfixed the nation and the world.Netflix rejects calls to add disclaimer to ‘The Crown’|ehinchliffe|December 6, 2020|Fortune
Undoubtedly one of the best movies of 2020, Lovers Rock is crafted directly from McQueen’s childhood and will transfix you with its evocative vibes.‘Lovers Rock’—The Story Behind The Music In Steve McQueen’s Tribute To Reggae|cmurray|November 28, 2020|Essence.com
What politicians eat and cookIn this contentious presidential election year, Americans were yet again transfixed by what political leaders were doing, saying and, of course, eating.
The drama transfixed the normally calm Sydney, known for its laid-back vibe and relaxed population.
When President Obama finally came off the Vineyard and spoke out on the trauma that has transfixed America, he looked exhausted.
“She came back to the idea that transfixed her,” White wrote.
She then returned and kept people moving when they became suddenly transfixed by the carnage in the plaza.A 9/11 Widow’s Perfect ‘Amazing Grace’ at the Ground Zero Museum|Michael Daly|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Adoring crowds stand and sit transfixed, cheering and waving Thai flags as the charismatic Suthep Thaugsuban thunders away.
To punish the habit, a Turk was seized and a pipe transfixed through his nose.
He stood transfixed for a moment, and then, leaping from the window into the garden, called loudly for help.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
It was the face of a woman, young and very beautiful, and for a long while the image held the man transfixed.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
He stopped short in his sermon, and for one instant transfixed them with his indignant glance.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
He followed the direction of Jem's eyes, and was instantly transfixed with curiosity and rising horror.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade