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metamorphosis
used in Middlemarch

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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
  • Surely, his very features changed their form, his jaw looked sometimes large and sometimes small; and the little ripple in his nose was a preparation for metamorphosis.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (85% in)
  • She might have compared her experience at that moment to the vague, alarmed consciousness that her life was taking on a new form that she was undergoing a metamorphosis in which memory would not adjust itself to the stirring of new organs.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (59% in)

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