In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(make motionless)paralizarshe was transfixed with terror — se quedó paralizada de terror / petrificada
- If people were not transfixed on the band, they at least ceased to idly chatter.
- If a story transfixes Sydney tabloids, then it transfixes me.
- No-one else seemed much moved by this, but I was transfixed.
- At one point I even forgot the band were there, I was so transfixed with the visuals, which included lots of period footage of railways.
- I was transfixed by the jostling crowds, the blasting horns.
- We were transfixed, and used to wonder whether all the women in England were like that.
- Nobody else even batted an eyelid, but I was just transfixed, with chills literally running up my spine.
- But we're simultaneously transfixed by the scale of the event, excited by its uncommon nature.
- I was transfixed, wondering if the lead singer was male or female.
- Shoppers in the High Street were confused by the police presence and scores of people were transfixed on the sky as the helicopter hovered above.
- Will we ever know all the reasons why people are transfixed by these images?
- By the time I got to the Mexican trip toward the end of the novel, I was transfixed.
- Kiko looks up almost painfully and I'm transfixed at the depth of horror I see in his blue eyes.
- At night I am transfixed by the gentle motion of the great hull accompanied by the hypnotic creaking of richly-grained wood.
- As those of you who have seen gamelan dance can imagine, I was totally transfixed.
- I quickly asked her where the pain was, and while transfixing me with a hard look, she pointed to her chest.
- I was too transfixed on his twitch to let that happen.
- She was transfixed by that veiled emerald gaze, frozen to the spot, unable to move.
- And I was transfixed, almost hypnotised by the grotesque scene in front of me.
- I was transfixed with fear and the sheer beauty of the scene.
- Plunging from his cheetah-drawn chariot, Bacchus looses arrows of longing from his eyes at Ariadne, and transfixes her in mid-flight.
- Alas for poor Bill, more arrows would soon pierce him than transfixed Saint Sebastian.
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