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chameleon

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Definition a changeable or inconstant person
  • She was a widow, a chameleon lady who worked in her flower beds in an old straw hat and men's coveralls, but after her five o'clock bath she would appear on the porch and reign over the street in magisterial beauty.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
chameleon = someone who changes appearance
  • The baby followed his mother in this flash of her coloring like a chameleon following the light.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • She strained her eyes; but the figures she had momentarily caught sight of merged chameleon-like into the background of lush-growing reeds.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • It's a chameleon," Lex said.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Geyer found Holmes to be smooth and glib, a social chameleon.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • How many other roles in my life had this chameleon played?
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • A chameleon perched on Jim's nose.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • I shook my head and chuckled to myself at Gordon's chameleon-like personality.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • ] Out, thou chameleon harlot! now thine eyes Vie tears with the hyaena.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • For it was natural to suppose, supposed Eugene, that the solidest of artists were chameleons.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • I fell asleep, my mind lit up by the chameleon-like flickering of the dying dorado.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • But Lalla could never be just a mother; that seemed to be only one muscle in her chameleon nature, which had too many other things to reflect.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • "Or maybe it can disguise itself — pretend to be a suit of armor or something — I've read about Chameleon Ghouls —"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Excellent, i' faith; of the chameleon's dish: I eat the air, promise-crammed: you cannot feed capons so.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Of course, Reyna understood why her sister was such a chameleon.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • There is a lizard called the chameleon that, as you probably know, can change color instantly to blend into its surroundings.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • " James Merrick, "The Chameleon," 11.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • I'm a chameleon, designed to fit a flexible mold.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Years of learning how to be a chameleon, switching skins between cultures.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • A small orange-colored reptile, of the lizard or chameleon species, chanced to be creeping along the path, just at the feet of Beatrice.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini's Daughter

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