It petrified me as a young gay kid in Montana, growing up playing tennis.
Nobody would have clue about the petrified chaos going on inside.
I was petrified, and it left me wondering, “Do I give him this direction?”
In 1996, Clinton was petrified about a primary challenge from Jesse Jackson.
I was exhausted and the others were petrified… We all swore that it was OK.
Carwin's eyes glared, and his limbs were petrified at this intelligence.
She stood as if petrified throughout a wait that seemed to both interminable.
One wondered, were they pursuing truth or were they petrified by ritual and routine?
It was like a fine mask, suddenly startled, made angry, and petrified.
There it was, a mere nubbin of crust and so hard it might almost have been taken for a petrified specimen of prehistoric bread.
1660s, "turned to stone," past participle adjective from petrify (v.). Figurative meaning "paralyzed (with fright, etc.)" is from 1720.
Drunk; ossified, stoned (1903+)