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transfigure
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition change completely the nature or appearance of — especially in a positive way
  • The people looked, with an unshaken hope, to see the minister come forth out of the conflict transfigured with the glory which he would unquestionably win.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (98% in)
  • But the point which drew all eyes, and, as it were, transfigured the wearer—so that both men and women who had been familiarly acquainted with Hester Prynne were now impressed as if they beheld her for the first time—was that SCARLET LETTER, so fantastically embroidered and illuminated upon her bosom.
    Chapter 2 -- The Market Place (46% in)
  • We shall see whether Hester Prynne were ever afterwards so touched and so transfigured.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (59% in)

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