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transfix

 [trans-fiks´]
to pierce through or impale.

trans·fix

(trans'fiks),
To pierce with a sharp instrument.
[L. trans-figo, pp. -fixus, to pierce through, fr. figo, to fasten]

transfix

(trăns-fĭks′) [″ + figere, to fix]
To pierce through or impale with a sharp instrument.

transfix

to pierce through or impale.
References in classic literature ?
For an instant the blacks and the whites stood transfixed with terror.
The watching girl was transfixed by astonishment at the ease with which the crouching man eluded the great paws.
She had risen from her seat, and stood like one transfixed by terror and surprise.
At the same instant I heard the thud of the arrows that transfixed them.
On looking up I beheld him standing about two yards off, with his clear blue eyes wistfully gazing on the dog, transfixed to the spot, not by fear of the animal, but by a timid disinclination to approach its master.
For there drifted out to Soapy's ears sweet music that caught and held him transfixed against the convolutions of the iron fence.
One fair-haired invader lay across the gunwale of a boat, the manner of his death told by the arrow that transfixed his breast.
The shield of the Teton was transfixed, but his person was untouched.
James Harthouse, sinking, with a resigned air, on the sofa, after standing transfixed a little while.
For a moment the lady, with a glass at her eye, stood transfixed and speechless before the two Miss Dorrits.
The child, who had been long since disturbed by his ravings, rose from its little bed, and ran towards its father, screaming with fright--the mother hastily caught it in her arms, lest he should injure it in the violence of his insanity; but, terrified by the alteration of his features, stood transfixed by the bedside.
Here she stood, for a few moments, quite transfixed with terror at the sight of Mr Quilp, who was hanging so far out of bed that he almost seemed to be standing on his head, and who, either from the uneasiness of this posture, or in one of his agreeable habits, was gasping and growling with his mouth wide open, and the whites (or rather the dirty yellows) of his eyes distinctly visible.