Miraculously, Malala survived, and her courage, wisdom, and optimism have continued to transfix and inspire the world.
I heard one of them cry out: 'That mountain of meat is so enormous that I wager my pike could not transfix it.
Something in her expression seemed to transfix and bind him.
The back of the warrior was toward him, and, collecting all his force, the Moor hurled his lance to transfix him on the spot.
The sight of the two men together seemed to transfix her with horror.
Coming behind the monster unseen, I managed by a well-directed blow to transfix him with my magnic spear.
What spear can transfix the dragon of passion which rages here?
They sometimes make the same instrument in the shape of a rake, and transfix the fish with the teeth.
The scream that he uttered seemed to transfix Joel with horror.
When Lugare saw it, he stood like one transfix'd by a basilisk.
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.