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  • The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman
  • her face, transfigured by a smile
  • The Internet is transfiguring the concept of classified ads.
  • Ernest rose before me transfigured, the apostle of truth, with shining brows and the fearlessness of one of Gods own angels, battling for the truth and the right, and battling for the succor of the poor and lonely and oppressed.
    Jack London  --  The Iron Heel

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  • Have you never seen the dull blues and greens of a room changed, transfigured by a burst of sunshine?
    Kate Douglas Wiggin  --  Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
  • Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection
  • McGonagall transfigured the chessmen to make them alive;
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • He was a man transfigured.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • Stephen’s transfigured.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • Open your eyes, concludes the man, and see what you can with them before they close forever, and then a piano comes on, playing a lonely song that sounds to Werner like a golden boat traveling a dark river, a progression of harmonies that transfigures Zollverein: the houses turned to mist, the mines filled in, the smokestacks fallen, an ancient sea spilling through the streets, and the air streaming with possibility.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • Now, transfigured—cold and glorious like deities with their disguises flung off—it was as if they’d flown through the roof and into the sky to assume their true, celestial homes.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Those urges just become transfigured by illness.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • She just told me to shut up and get on with transfiguring my raccoon.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • It is used to return people who have been transfigured or cursed to their original state.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The old oak, quite transfigured, spreading out a canopy of sappy dark-green foliage, stood rapt and slightly trembling in the rays of the evening sun.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • When you think it fled, it may have but become transfigured into some still subtler form.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • In the powerful humidity the powdered mix got transfigured like Lot’s poor wife who looked back at Gomorrah and got turned to a pillar of salt.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • They probably transfigured Moody and stuffed him — " "Don’t!" squealed Hermione.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Small hands reached out uncertainly, touched, grasped, unpetaling the transfigured roses, crumpling the illuminated pages of the books.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • The young man’s face had become almost transfigured.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • The fire in his eyes and the passion in his gestures transfigured him.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Besides, as chance would have it, he saw Dounia for the first time transfigured by her love for her brother and her joy at meeting him.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • The child was quite transfigured; and, a moment later, when Mrs. Spencer and Mrs. Blewett went out in quest of a recipe the latter had come to borrow she sprang up and flew across the room to Marilla.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • He appeared transfigured—like a man in love …. or caught in a religious trance.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • 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.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Something troglodytic, shall we say? or can it be the old story of Dr. Fell? or is it the mere radiance of a foul soul that thus transpires through, and transfigures, its clay continent?
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • They were all beautiful with the blinding beauty that transfigures even the plainest woman when she is utterly protected and utterly loved and is giving back that love a thousandfold.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Never did any bird flying back to a plundered nest, which it had left brimful of chirping young ones, express more complete despair, in its anguished cries and flutterings, than she by her single ’Oh!’ and the change that transfigured her late happy countenance.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • And the voice rose, and the Zulu tongue was lifted and transfigured, and the man too was lifted, as is one who comes to something that is greater than any of us.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Yet the tree is transfigured by art to be a vehicle of war, and the many momentary splendors in the poem do not cancel the reality of death; their sheer number militates against this.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Once again Hilde had an almost transfiguring conviction that Sophie and Alberto really existed.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • She embraced his leg, she covered it with kisses, she cried, "O my child, my darling!" lifting toward him a face that was transfigured with joy and love.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • No: her face was transfigured now, her whole being was made new by the power of her salvation.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Something subtle about her being transfigured her.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • All the learning that we may later assemble, all we can know or guess of the artist as an improviser and entertainer, even our fugitive sense of him as the demiurge of a world transfigured, all this cannot supersede-indeed it is founded on-our pleasure in him line by line, the way we hear or read him.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • They would be alone, surrounded by darkness and silence: and in that moment of supreme tenderness he would be transfigured.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • It was too slight to seize upon at the instant; yet, as recollected afterwards, seemed to transfigure the whole man.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • And Lestat sat there with his eyes closed, his face transfigured with his pain.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • But it was transfigured by the view beyond, for Windy Corner was built on the range that overlooks the Sussex Weald.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • No glamour ever transfigures them.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • His face was transfigured: There was a wild happiness upon it, yet for some reason it did not make him better looking; on the contrary, his finely carved features seemed somehow rougher, his expression almost bestial.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Not of the tree and pain, but of one of his favorite tricks, Phineas in exaltation, balancing on one foot on the prow of a canoe like a river god, his raised arms invoking the air to support him, face transfigured, body a complex set of balances and compensations, each muscle aligned in perfection with all the others to maintain this supreme fantasy of achievement, his skin glowing from immersions, his whole body hanging between river and sky as though he had transcended gravity and…
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • A monastic-puritanical, world-negating ethical system then radically and immediately transfigures all the images of myth.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • PRAISE-SINGER Iyaloja, mother of multitudes in the teeming market of the world, how your wisdom transfigures you!
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • I did not love it then; it seemed a ludicrous thing to love; but her I loved, my girl-mother, she whom now I saw unfolding like the glory of the morning—the transfigured woman.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • My choices of language (speakerly, aural, colloquial), my reliance for full comprehension on codes embedded in black culture, my effort to effect immediate co-conspiracy and intimacy (without any distancing, explanatory fabric), as well as my attempt to shape a silence while breaking it are attempts to transfigure the complexity and wealth of Black American culture into a language worthy of the culture.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Even when he observed her, unseen, during those days of longing when he waited for a reply to his first letter, he saw her transfigured in the afternoon shimmer of two o’clock in a shower of blossoms from the almond trees where it was always April regardless of the season of the year.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Great sorrow is a divine and terrible ray, which transfigures the unhappy.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But they came out into a treacherous summer night, the air lazy and a little moon above transfigured maples.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • There the sun still walked, transfiguring the peaks with glory, when all the land below was wrapped in darkness.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
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