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Definition to happen; or to become known

Biology:  transpire means to pass water vapor through tissue
  • We do not yet know what will transpire at tomorrow's meeting.
transpire = happen; or become known
  • We expect it will transpire at the hearings next week.
  • transpire = happen; or become known
  • But it transpired that this was a request which Joe had just been going to make of Tom, and had come to hunt him up for that purpose.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • transpired = became known
  • Tonight, these men sat in the shadows, as if they were somehow ashamed of what was about to transpire.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • transpire = happen
  • The Delacours, it soon transpired, were helpful, pleasant guests.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • transpired = became known
  • I say "probably" because of what transpired four days after Norton's summit assault.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • transpired = happened
  • The servant announced the young man; but the banker, recollecting what had transpired the day before, did not wish him admitted.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • transpired = happened
  • It transpired after a confused five minutes that the man had heard Gatsby's name around his office in a connection which he either wouldn't reveal or didn't fully understand.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • transpired = became known
  • And in the wretched state of his own finances, there was a very powerful motive for secrecy, in addition to his fear of discovery by Lydia's relations, for it had just transpired that he had left gaming debts behind him to a very considerable amount.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • transpired = happened
  • I learned what had transpired this morning in the House of Peers, and what was to take place this evening;
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • A murmur of approbation ran through the assembly; and at this moment, Albert, had nothing more transpired, your father's cause had been gained.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Much of the dialogue that transpired between Harris and me was eerily similar to the dialogue between Adams and the cipher.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Were you ever in the habit of writing in the evening what had transpired in the morning?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Abandoning my hope of comprehending what had transpired, I shouldered my backpack and headed down into the frozen witchery of the Icefall nervous as a cat, for one last trip through the maze of decaying seracs.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Do you not know that all Paris knew it yesterday, and the day before it had already transpired on the Bourse, and M. Danglars (I do not know by what means that man contrives to obtain intelligence as soon as we do) made a million!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But he had been unable to send to Albert the following particulars, as the events had transpired after the messenger's departure; namely, that the same day a great agitation was manifest in the House of Peers among the usually calm members of that dignified assembly.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • According to the most plausible version of what transpired, a clerk rushed into the chambers of Sir Andrew Waugh, India's surveyor general, and exclaimed that a Bengali computer named Radhanath Sikhdar, working out of the Survey's Calcutta bureau, had "discovered the highest mountain in the world."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • In the decades after the war, the abandoned Naoetsu campsite decayed, and the village residents didn't speak of what had transpired there.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He said, "If ever it transpires that I am in trouble, I shall indeed send for you."
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • For a long time nothing transpired.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running

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