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trans fiks

  • v  to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
  • v  pierce with a sharp stake or point

  • Here is a fantasy land as rich as Lewis Carroll's, a netherworld as poetic as Dante's, to transfix the child in every moviegoer.
  • The speech was designed as a worded symphony, rising and rousing the audience then falling to a quieter level and aiming to transfix listeners before the tempo picked up again.
  • Alternately sobbing and indignant, she seemed to transfix the courtroom spectators and the seven-person jury.
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  • Remembering the key players and witnesses in the JFK assassination
    Exactly 50 years after the Kennedy assassination, the case and alleged conspiracies surrounding JFK's death continue to transfix. Many of the people whose lives were forever altered on November 22, 1963 have since died. However some are still alive and n November 22, 1963,
    Nov. 21, 2013 - Yahoo News via Yahoo! News

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