Meanwhile Troy had added a few touches to his ordinary make-up for the character, the more effectually to disguise himself, and though he had felt faint qualms on first entering, the metamorphosis effected by judiciously "lining" his face with a wire rendered him safe from the eyes of Bathsheba and her men. (not reviewed by editor)
Samples from Other Sources
the metamorphosis of the old house into something new and exciting
Strangely enough, in some ways Gramps seemed as upset with Dad`s metamorphosis as Henry had been.
Gayle Forman -- If I Stay
I mean she was taken away from the Minotaur before she could die. She was turned into a shower of gold, right? That`s metamorphosis. Not death.
Rick Riordan -- The Lightning Thief
Swathed in silk, I feel like a caterpillar in a cocoon awaiting metamorphosis.
Suzanne Collins -- Hunger Games Book #3 (Mockingjay)
The transition had been so sudden and so unexpected that it left me for a moment forgetful of aught else than my strange metamorphosis.