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metamorphosis

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Definition a complete change; or more specifically, the rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some insects
  • the metamorphosis of the old house into something new and exciting
metamorphosis = a complete transformation or change
  • Strangely enough, in some ways Gramps seemed as upset with Dad's metamorphosis as Henry had been.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • metamorphosis = complete change
  • 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
  • metamorphosis = a complete transformation or change
  • Biological metamorphosis through psychological imbalance!
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • metamorphosis = a complete change; or more specifically, the rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some insects
  • Swathed in silk, I feel like a caterpillar in a cocoon awaiting metamorphosis.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Would not the next step in this painful metamorphosis of her character be a fierce and passionate repudiation of herself and all she represented?
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • DUDARD: That proves his metamorphosis was sincere.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • I'm lying in the grass next to Mother, watching the clouds in their metamorphoses.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Wild black pig in a white rainstorm, concerned about this invasion, this metamorphosis of soap, this dented Volkswagen, this jeep.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • In fact, his slight grin showed his pleasure in my metamorphosis.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • For now came a metamorphosis too amazing to be believed.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • If my head had been down I would have missed Mr. Taylor's metamorphosis.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Every spiritual metamorphosis is preceded by a physical one.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He said that was so, and proceeded to point out that the possibility of vivisection does not stop at a mere physical metamorphosis.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • To make this of himself, the prince, he went through a metamorphosis.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • No metamorphosis into a beautiful sad lady?
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • They illustrate the fact that the devotee at the moment of the entry into the temple undergoes a metamorphosis.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • It was a drastic metamorphosis, both mental and physical, and it would have been difficult enough in fine weather.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • "Never," adds an eye witness of 1653, "have the sudden metamorphoses of the Court of Miracles been more happily presented.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Chief White Halfoat had grown almost fond of Captain Flume since his amazing metamorphosis.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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