But given what has been credibly written about him personally, Oscar Pistorius was transfixed by the dark side of the moon.
Back in 2008, when I was working in the Bush White House, I was transfixed to every single encounter between the candidates.
For two years, Israel had been transfixed by the case of missing Yoselle Schumacher.
1580s, "pierce through, impale," from Middle French transfixer, from Latin transfixus "impaled," past participle of transfigere "to impale, pierce through," from trans- "through" (see trans-) + figere "to fix, fasten" (see fix (v.)). Figurative sense of "make motionless or helpless, as with amazement, terror, or grief" is first recorded 1640s. Related: Transfixed; transfixing.