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  • Once again Hilde had an almost transfiguring conviction that Sophie and Alberto really existed.†   (source)
  • Da5id's house has been transfigured by light.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And Lestat sat there with his eyes closed, his face transfigured with his pain.†   (source)
  • He would write it on the harsh pieces of parchment that Melquiades gave him, on the bathroom walls, on the skin of his arms, and in all of it Remedios would appear transfigured: Remedios in the soporific air of two in the afternoon, Remedios in the soft breath of the roses, Remedios in the water-clock secrets of the moths, Remedios in the steaming morning bread, Remedios everywhere and Remedios forever.†   (source)
  • He appeared transfigured—like a man in love ....or caught in a religious trance.†   (source)
  • When Ana Diaz returned, she was transfigured.†   (source)
  • Vivaldo watched his face, which had become, in an instant, weary and transfigured.†   (source)
  • He has been transfigured into a latter-day entrepreneur, the greatest superstar salesperson of all time, who built a multinational outfit from scratch.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The victim is transfigured, pain-racked, his lower lip dribbling off his face, a growth appearing at the side of his neck, a radiant time-lapse melanoma.†   (source)
  • It doesn't make any differ," she said softly, turning to him a rapt, transfigured face.†   (source)
  • PRAISE-SINGER Iyaloja, mother of multitudes in the teeming market of the world, how your wisdom transfigures you!†   (source)
  • It is a precious, world-transfiguring stare when a girl looks at you with love in her eyes for the first time.†   (source)
  • There the sun still walked, transfiguring the peaks with glory, when all the land below was wrapped in darkness.†   (source)
  • All the rest of his life he would not be able to speak of that moment without a sharp upsurge of mysterious, perhaps childish elation, and also fear, and all the rest of his life he would be troubled, occasionally, by a new attack of that extraordinary feeling: a sense of the world transfigured, himself transformed to the pure idea of older brother in a fated house, a family destined for glory or terrible sorrow, he couldn't say which.†   (source)
  • If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.†   (source)
  • A vast, impersonal and yet furious grimace transfigures his wet face.†   (source)
  • McGonagall transfigured the chessmen to make them alive;   (source)
    transfigured = completely changed the nature of
  • Behind them the moon was rising out of the sea that grew all radiant and transfigured in her light.   (source)
    transfigured = was completely changed in appearance
  • The child was quite transfigured;   (source)
    transfigured = completely changed
  • They probably transfigured Moody and stuffed him —†   (source)
  • But come on — I'll be no help if they come back, I've never so much as Transfigured a teabag.'†   (source)
  • A dog—he's transfigured a stone into a dog—dog diggity, Cedric Diggory—you are a doggy dynamo.†   (source)
  • When everyone was gone, I Transfigured my father's body.†   (source)
  • He appeared to have transfigured himself— but badly.†   (source)
  • I cannot express how lordly and transfigured I felt at that moment.†   (source)
  • They had transfigured my face in a single night.†   (source)
  • No: her face was transfigured now, her whole being was made new by the power of her salvation.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They had been grouped together, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Fred, and Percy, the two Death Eaters at their feet, one Stunned, the other Transfigured; and in that fragment of a moment, when danger seemed temporarily at bay, the world was rent apart, Harry felt himself flying through the air, and all he could do was hold as tightly as possible to that thin stick of wood that was his one and only weapon, and shield his head in his arms: He heard the screams and yells of his companions without a hope of knowing what had happened to them — And then the world resolved itself into pain and semidarkness: He was half buried in the wreckage of a corridor that had been subjected to a terrible attack.†   (source)
  • She was the golden thread running through everything, a lens that magnified beauty so that the whole world stood transfigured in relation to her, and her alone.†   (source)
  • Thinking of ant lions and "Mother May I." Recalling her strange, transfigured shadow the last time I pushed her in the swing.†   (source)
  • This potion cannot be pen-etrated by hand, Vanished, parted, scooped up, or siphoned away, nor can it be Transfigured, Charmed, or otherwise made to change its nature.†   (source)
  • Yet as if by some trick of the light the painting seemed transfigured, as the dark roofline view of water tanks from my mother's bedroom window sometimes stood gilded and electrified for a few strange moments in the stormlight of late afternoon, right before a summer cloudburst.†   (source)
  • Cedric did this weird thing where he Transfigured a rock on the ground....turned it into a dog....he was trying to make the dragon go for the dog instead of him.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Rufus opened his eyes for a moment and watched her face, which was transfigured with agony and gleamed in the darkness like alabaster.†   (source)
  • "Mexington" — as it is now called, affectionately by some, disparagingly by others — is an entirely new kind of American town, one that has been transfigured to meet the needs of a modern slaughterhouse.†   (source)
  • In any case, he did not resemble him in the pictures, or in his memories of him, or in the image transfigured by love that his mother painted, or in the one unpainted by his Uncle Leo XII with his cruel wit.†   (source)
  • He took her like a boy, with that singlemindedness, and with a boy's passion to please: and she had awakened something in him, an animal long caged, which came pounding out of its captivity now with a fury which astounded and transfigured them both.†   (source)
  • I studied my new identity, my validation, and I felt changed, completely transfigured in the surprising grandeur of its gold.†   (source)
  • And his face, I would remember his face as he wiped the sweat from mine, transfigured with joy for me—his face vulnerable and febrile and anonymous—as he danced on the floor below me, as he tried to reach me, as he tried to be a part of the finest moment of my life.†   (source)
  • The archetype that is formed in every child for life and seems for ever after to be his inward face, his personality, awoke in him in its full primordial strength, and compelled nature, the forest, the afterglow, and everything else visible to be transfigured into a similarly primordial and all-embracing likeness of a girl.†   (source)
  • She just told me to shut up and get on with transfiguring my raccoon.†   (source)
  • GINNY: You want to transfigure into Voldemort?†   (source)
  • The TROLLEY WITCH'S hands transfigure into very sharp spikes.†   (source)
  • DELPHI: —by transfiguring a stone into a dog.†   (source)
  • It kept crackling and sparking at odd moments, and every time Ron tried to transfigure his beetle it engulfed him in thick gray smoke that smelled of rotten eggs.†   (source)
  • I would also advise Transfiguration, because Aurors frequently need to Transfigure or Untransfigure in their work.†   (source)
  • "Of course, the ideal solution would be for you to Transfigure yourself into a submarine or something," Hermione said.†   (source)
  • Unless you swapped its fangs for wine-gums or something that would make it less dangerous...The trouble is, like that book said, not much is going to get through a dragon's hide...I'd say Transfigure it, but something that big, you really haven't got a hope, I doubt even Professor McGonagall....unless you're supposed to put the spell on yourself?†   (source)
  • I mean, it won't be—exactly nice being Voldemort—but without wishing to blow my own trumpet—I am probably the most chilled out of all of us and ...so maybe transfiguring into him into the Dark Lord—will do less damage to me than—any of you more intense—people.†   (source)
  • The march lasted only a minute and a half but how dark and strong, what fatedness in the rolling brass, and then there was a long silence and a white screen and finally a face that transfigures itself in a series of multiple-exposure shots, losing its goiters and gnarls, a seamed eye reopening, and it was awfully mawkish, okay, but wonderful also, a sequence that occurred outside the action proper, a distinct and visible wish connecting you directly to the mind of the film, and the man sheds his marks and scars and seems to grow younger and paler until the face finally dissolves into landscape.†   (source)
  • If it was handsome, it was all a cold, sedate handsomeness that gave off a somewhat disturbing aura of wisdom and pain, of having lived deeply, suffered, rallied, despaired, laughed at her despair until the face that survived all these countless darkening moods and transfigurements was lined with discernment, with a resolute sense of commitment to form, and the power to be amused slightly by the whole long journey.†   (source)
  • The lay-brother said: "Your friend is so much happier today, it is like one transfigured."†   (source)
  • Small hands reached out uncertainly, touched, grasped, unpetaling the transfigured roses, crumpling the illuminated pages of the books.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.†   (source)
  • And the voice rises again, and the Zulu tongue is lifted and transfigured, and the man too is lifted Even the youths shall faint and be weary and the young men shall utterly fall.†   (source)
  • "Yes, I thought it was wonderful," he lied and looked away; the sight of her transfigured face was at once an accusation and an ironical reminder of his own separateness.†   (source)
  • His second solemn task and deed therefore (as Toynbee declares and as all the mythologies of mankind indicate) is to return then to us, transfigured, and teach the lesson he has learned of life renewed.†   (source)
  • —but situated the real face, the real and violent hands, in an imaginary world-among the inward and private equivalents of patchouli and the Super-Wurlitzer, among the transfigured memories and the strangely transposed sensations that constituted the universe of her dream.†   (source)
  • The young man's face had become almost transfigured.†   (source)
  • So Glenn Kilbourne loomed heroically in Carley's transfigured sight.†   (source)
  • She could only see her lover, as if transfigured, limned dark against the looming red wall.†   (source)
  • When you think it fled, it may have but become transfigured into some still subtler form.†   (source)
  • The fire in his eyes and the passion in his gestures transfigured him.†   (source)
  • Instantly it is raised, transfigured; the corruptible has put on incorruption.†   (source)
  • Something subtle about her being transfigured her.†   (source)
  • They transfigured the earth, and made it Eden again, and themselves the two first dwellers in it.†   (source)
  • A flood of brilliant, joyful light poured from her transfigured face.†   (source)
  • We shall see whether Hester Prynne were ever afterwards so touched and so transfigured.†   (source)
  • It was an exquisite candor expanding and becoming transfigured in the light.†   (source)
  • He was less the man transfigured than the victim of this prodigy.†   (source)
  • were there cases in which the law should retire before transfigured crime, and stammer its excuses?†   (source)
  • The convict was transfigured into Christ.†   (source)
  • Thenceforth, M. Madeleine was transfigured in Fantine's eyes.†   (source)
  • A wonderful joy had transfigured this old man.†   (source)
  • And immediately the whole of her face would light up like a grey landscape, swathed in clouds which, suddenly, are swept away and the dull scene transfigured, at the moment of the sun's setting.†   (source)
  • But they came out into a treacherous summer night, the air lazy and a little moon above transfigured maples.†   (source)
  • A wonderful smile transfigured her.†   (source)
  • Then in a moment his face became transfigured; he grew deadly white, his lips trembled, his eyes burned like fire.†   (source)
  • [She is transfigured]†   (source)
  • Her eyes were round and excited and her face, while registering all the depression and fear that had recently been there, was transfigured by definite opposition.†   (source)
  • They would be alone, surrounded by darkness and silence: and in that moment of supreme tenderness he would be transfigured.†   (source)
  • The multitude thus pronounces judgment on its own units: it admits itself unfit to govern, and will vote only for a man morphologically and generically transfigured by palatial residence and equipage, by transcendent tailoring, by the glamor of aristocratic kinship.†   (source)
  • "Another day" will do for brick and mortar, but not for the Holy of Holies into which Howards End had been transfigured.†   (source)
  • His frame seemed wrenched as though by the passing of an evil spirit, and the reaction left his face transfigured.†   (source)
  • But it was transfigured by the view beyond, for Windy Corner was built on the range that overlooks the Sussex Weald.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • That kiss had transfigured him.†   (source)
  • He would fade into something impalpable under her eyes and then in a moment he would be transfigured.†   (source)
  • She was transfigured.†   (source)
  • She was transfigured with joy.†   (source)
  • He had, indeed, one of those advantages which men who have lived and moved in the world enjoy over others, even men of intelligence and refinement, who have never gone into society, namely that they no longer see it transfigured by the longing or repulsion with which it fills the imagination, but regard it as quite unimportant.†   (source)
  • Well, we two know these transfigured persons, these college passmen, these well groomed monocular Algys and Bobbies, these cricketers to whom age brings golf instead of wisdom, these plutocratic products of "the nail and sarspan business as he got his money by."†   (source)
  • Love felt and returned, love which our bodies exact and our hearts have transfigured, love which is the most real thing that we shall ever meet, reappeared now as the world's enemy, and she must stifle it.†   (source)
  • Later days transfigured his fatalism, and amid the dust and dirt the toiler sang: "Dust, dust and ashes, fly over my grave, But the Lord shall bear my spirit home."†   (source)
  • A figure that had seemed to him by day demure and innocent came towards him by night through the winding darkness of sleep, her face transfigured by a lecherous cunning, her eyes bright with brutish joy.†   (source)
  • To Octavius she is an enchantingly beautiful woman, in whose presence the world becomes transfigured, and the puny limits of individual consciousness are suddenly made infinite by a mystic memory of the whole life of the race to its beginnings in the east, or even back to the paradise from which it fell.†   (source)
  • The nineteenth was the first century of human sympathy,—the age when half wonderingly we began to descry in others that transfigured spark of divinity which we call Myself; when clodhoppers and peasants, and tramps and thieves, and millionaires and—sometimes—Negroes, became throbbing souls whose warm pulsing life touched us so nearly that we half gasped with surprise, crying, "Thou too!†   (source)
  • All Dorothea's passion was transfused through a mind struggling towards an ideal life; the radiance of her transfigured girlhood fell on the first object that came within its level.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • At last all confusion, transfigured, trembling and sobbing, she flings herself at my feet and says that I am her saviour, and that she loves me better than anything in the world.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • When Captain Nemo spoke in this way, he was transfigured, and he filled me with extraordinary excitement.†   (source)
  • But the point which drew all eyes, and, as it were, transfigured the wearer—so that both men and women who had been familiarly acquainted with Hester Prynne were now impressed as if they beheld her for the first time—was that SCARLET LETTER, so fantastically embroidered and illuminated upon her bosom.†   (source)
  • It did more than to illuminate; it transfigured him with an expression that could only be interpreted as the glow of an exquisite and happy spirit.†   (source)
  • His facial features were transfigured.†   (source)
  • The commonplace characteristics—which, at noontide, it seemed to have taken a century of sordid life to accumulate—were now transfigured by a charm of romance.†   (source)
  • All of them, however unspiritual on other days, were transfigured by the Sabbath influence; so that their very garments—whether it were an old man's decent coat well brushed for the thousandth time, or a little boy's first sack and trousers finished yesterday by his mother's needle—had somewhat of the quality of ascension-robes.†   (source)
  • But this painful respiration hardly troubled a sort of ineffable serenity which overspread her countenance, and which transfigured her in her sleep.†   (source)
  • Cosette, as she took her flight, winged and transfigured, left behind her on the earth her hideous and empty chrysalis, Jean Valjean.†   (source)
  • The war of the street was suddenly transfigured by some unfathomable inward working of his soul, before the eye of his thought.†   (source)
  • On crossing that magic threshold, he becomes transfigured; he was the street Arab, he becomes the titi.†   (source)
  • The immense gleam of the whole combat which he had missed, and in which he had had no part, appeared in the brilliant glance of the transfigured drunken man.†   (source)
  • As soon as twilight descended, the old elephant became transfigured; he assumed a tranquil and redoubtable appearance in the formidable serenity of the shadows.†   (source)
  • On the funeral pile, in shipwreck, one can be great; in the flames as in the foam, a superb attitude is possible; one there becomes transfigured as one perishes.†   (source)
  • You go on falling from gearing to gearing, from agony to agony, from torture to torture, you, your mind, your fortune, your future, your soul; and, according to whether you are in the power of a wicked creature, or of a noble heart, you will not escape from this terrifying machine otherwise than disfigured with shame, or transfigured by passion.†   (source)
  • But if one remained near him for a few hours, and beheld him in the least degree pensive, the fine man became gradually transfigured, and took on some imposing quality, I know not what; his broad and serious brow, rendered august by his white locks, became august also by virtue of meditation; majesty radiated from his goodness, though his goodness ceased not to be radiant; one experienced something of the emotion which one would feel on beholding a smiling angel slowly unfold his wings, without ceasing to smile.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • A monastic-puritanical, world-negating ethical system then radically and immediately transfigures all the images of myth.†   (source)
  • confirmation, the symbolical eating of the Flesh and drinking of the Blood) solemnly, and sometimes effectively, we are united to those immortal images of initiatory might, through the sacramental operation of which man, since the beginning of his day on earth, has dispelled the terrors of his phenomenality and won through to the all-transfiguring vision of immortal being.†   (source)
  • Great sorrow is a divine and terrible ray, which transfigures the unhappy.†   (source)
  • The uprolled clouds and the colors of morning and evening, will transfigure maples and alders.†   (source)
  • No glamour ever transfigures them.†   (source)
  • or is it the mere radiance of a foul soul that thus transpires through, and transfigures, its clay continent?†   (source)
  • The kindly dimness of the weak candle abstracted from her form and features the little blemishes which sunlight might have revealed—the stubble scratches upon her wrists, and the weariness of her eyes—her high enthusiasm having a transfiguring effect upon the face which had been her undoing, showing it as a thing of immaculate beauty, with a touch of dignity which was almost regal.†   (source)
  • It was too slight to seize upon at the instant; yet, as recollected afterwards, seemed to transfigure the whole man.†   (source)
  • For the moment, all the humanity of her beauty seemed refined away: she was as we fancy they are who sit close by the gate in the transfiguring light of Heaven.†   (source)
  • Let a notary transfigure himself into a deputy: let a false Corneille compose Tiridate; let a eunuch come to possess a harem; let a military Prudhomme accidentally win the decisive battle of an epoch; let an apothecary invent cardboard shoe-soles for the army of the Sambre-and-Meuse, and construct for himself, out of this cardboard, sold as leather, four hundred thousan†   (source)
  • To appear and to reign, to march and to triumph, to have for halting-places all capitals, to take his grenadiers and to make kings of them, to decree the falls of dynasties, and to transfigure Europe at the pace of a charge; to make you feel that when you threaten you lay your hand on the hilt of the sword of God; to follow in a single man, Hannibal, Caesar, Charlemagne; to be the people of some one who mingles with your dawns the startling announcement of a battle won, to have the cannon of the Invalides to rouse you in the morning, to hurl into abysses of light prodigious words which flame forever, Marengo, Arcola, Austerlitz, Jena, Wagram!†   (source)
  • word; it constructs in all minds the idea of progress, the liberating dogmas which it forges are for the generations trusty friends, and it is with the soul of its thinkers and its poets that all heroes of all nations have been made since 1789; this does not prevent vagabondism, and that enormous genius which is called Paris, while transfiguring the world by its light, sketches in charcoal Bouginier's nose on the wall of the temple of Theseus and writes Credeville the thief on the Pyramids.†   (source)
  • He seemed almost to be transfigured by the excitement of his thoughts.†   (source)
  • And if it be lawfull to conjecture at their meaning, by that which immediately followes, both here, and in St. Luke, where the same is againe repeated, it is not unprobable, to say they have relation to the Transfiguration, which is described in the verses immediately following; where it is said, that "After six dayes Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John (not all, but some of his Disciples) and leadeth them up into an high mountaine apart by themselves, and was transfigured before them.†   (source)
  • I *n'ot wher* she be woman or goddess, *know not whether*
    But Venus is it, soothly* as I guess, *truly
    And therewithal on knees adown he fill,
    And saide: "Venus, if it be your will
    You in this garden thus to transfigure
    Before me sorrowful wretched creature,
    Out of this prison help that we may scape.†   (source)
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