Example sentences for: petrifies

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  • In 1786 Robert Burns used it in his poem, Epistle to a Young Friend, in which he, interestingly, warned against casual sexual indulgence: I waive the quantum o' the sin, / The hazard of concealing; / But, och! it hardens a' within, / And petrifies the feeling.

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