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transmute
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • To him she would unveil her soul’s shy nakedness, to one who was but schooled in the discharging of a formal rite rather than to him, a priest of the eternal imagination, transmuting the daily bread of experience into the radiant body of everliving life.

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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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