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transmute
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition to change completely in appearance or elemental nature
  • In the spiritual world, the old physician and the minister—mutual victims as they have been—may, unawares, have found their earthly stock of hatred and antipathy transmuted into golden love.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (45% in)
  • All at once, as with a sudden smile of heaven, forth burst the sunshine, pouring a very flood into the obscure forest, gladdening each green leaf, transmuting the yellow fallen ones to gold, and gleaming adown the gray trunks of the solemn trees.
    Chapter 18 -- A Flood of Sunshine (62% in)

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