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transmute

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Definition to change completely in appearance or elemental nature
  • Eragon buries Brom in a tomb of sandstone, which Saphira transmutes into pure diamond.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Why was it given to one man to have his pain transmuted into gladness?
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • The obvious suggestions have been made—displace, transmute, dissemble.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Somewhere between speech and hearing is a transmutation of sound.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Consider the Marine Corps Memorial as the ultimate transmutation of The Photograph.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It is more than progress; it is transmutation.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It subdivided itself again and again—but from the very first stage, transmutation was occurring.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • As if in an economics class I had been ushered over into a column of transmutable commodities: the Murdered.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable.)
  • He was still smiling, it was a smile of amusement, but it was as if amusement could be transmuted into some shining glory.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He was glad that he had not tried to transmute anything larger.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • There is a shepherd—youth, a friend of mine, who transmutes them into something highly fascinating to my simplicity.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • But, as if in recognition of the colder fuel that drove her, "fiery" transmuted to "ruthless."
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • A transmutation had been effected.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Walter Benson read it again and again, and gradually the world around him was transmuted.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • He believed that metal could be transmuted into gold by mixing it with extract of urine.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Oh, this is dreadful!" she went on, unconscious of the transmutation she was effecting.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He swam in a sea of money, and when money was transmuted back into paper he was left gasping and confused, and he died.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • It's called transmutation.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Alteration vs. Transmutation
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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