What are the antonyms for PETRIFY?

Synonyms for PETRIFY

Usage Examples for PETRIFY

  1. Quickly turning about again, I was hastening to where Captain Bob Shorty strode with the Conic Section, when I beheld General Wobert Wobinson, the new General of the Mackerel Brigade, cantering along the shore of Duck Lake on his trained charger, and exhibiting a form to petrify the whole world with admiration. - "The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3" by Robert H. Newell
  2. Yet not less guilty they, Who reach false glory by a smoother way: Who wrap destruction up in gentle words, And bows, and smiles, more fatal than their swords; Who stifle nature, and subsist on art; Who coin the face, and petrify the heart; All real kindness for the show discard, As marble polish'd, and as marble hard; Who do for gold what Christians do thro' grace, " With open arms their enemies embrace:" Who give a nod when broken hearts repine; " The thinnest food on which a wretch can dine:" Or, if they serve you, serve you disinclin'd, And, in their height of kindness, are unkind. - "The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2" by Edward Young