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transmute
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Frankenstein
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  • The modern masters promise very little; they know that metals cannot be transmuted and that the elixir of life is a chimera but these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed miracles.

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  • Bricks transmute into powder.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • It is true that as the war ground on and devastated a widening swath of the South, the initial patriotism and ideological commitment of many Confederate soldiers became transmuted into hatred and a passion for revenge.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865

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