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Transfix  v. t.  (past & past part. transfixed; pres. part. transfixing)  To pierce through, as with a pointed weapon; to impale; as, to transfix one with a dart.

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"Transfix" Quotes from Famous Books

... have fail'd, In many a transport, from Britannia's shores, Will give new vigour to the Royal Arms, And crush rebellion, in its infancy. Let's on, and from this siege, calamitous, Assert our liberty; nay, rather die, Transfix'd in battle, by their bayonets, Than thus remain, the scoff and ridicule Of gibing wits, and paltry gazetteers, On this, their madding continent, who cry, Where is the British valour: that renown Which spoke in thunder, to the Gallic shores? That spirit is evaporate, that ...
— The Battle of Bunkers-Hill • Hugh Henry Brackenridge

... of a courtier, the private detective withdrew from her presence, and for a moment the heiress stood as he had left her, gazing at the door through which he had disappeared, as if she were seeking to transfix an enemy with the angry fire of her eyes. Then she struck her hands together fiercely, and began a rapid march to and fro across ...
— The Diamond Coterie • Lawrence L. Lynch

... Lord Jesu, transfix the affections of my inmost soul with that most joyous and most healthful wound of Thy love, with true, serene, most holy, apostolic charity; that my soul may ever languish and melt with entire love and longing for Thee. Let it desire ...
— Autobiographical Sketches • Annie Besant

... world! I would give half my life for the genius of a Byron, that I migt heap scorn on society until it writhed under the intolerable burden. Oh that I had a wit as keen and quick as the lightning, so that I might transfix and shrivel up the well-dressed monsters that now shun me as ...
— A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century • E. P. Roe

... man who tarries not, But goes his way, whate'er to him appear, If of necessity the sting transfix him, ...
— Dante's Purgatory • Dante

... politicians by way of odium that they mumbled the dry bones of political economy; but you, sir, who sit trembling in that chair [laughter]—you are trying not to look it, but you are trembling with apprehension of the delicately anointed barb with which Madame Sarah. Grand will presently transfix you [laughter]; you must feel that we shall not very long be permitted even to mumble the barren epigrams of ...
— Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O • Various

... seldom, and, when obliged to make some necessary remark, did so in a low voice. During the time that the nails were being forcible removed by blows of the hammer, the Blessed Virgin, Magdalen; and all those who had been present at the Crucifixion, felt each blow transfix their hearts. The sound recalled to their minds all the sufferings of Jesus, and they could not control their trembling fear, lest they should again hear his piercing cry of suffering; although, at the same time they grieved at the silence of his blessed lips, which proved, alas too surely, ...
— The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ • Anna Catherine Emmerich

Words linked to "Transfix" :   pierce, grip, impale, spear, fascinate, interest, spike, pin, empale, spellbind, thrust

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