- Olivia Marchmont released her hold of the shrinking girl, who seemed to have become transfixed to the spot upon which she stood, a pale statue of horror and despair. - "John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3)", Mary E. Braddon.
- Her eyes seemed transfixed, her feet fastened to the floor. - "Dawn", Mrs. Harriet A. Adams.
- They might readily have transfixed him with their arrows, but they had lost all presence of mind. - "The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II)", Washington Irving.