al·​tered | \ˈȯl-tərd \

Definition of altered 

: made different in some way … she addressed me again, speaking in very altered tones; so altered, that I hardly recognised them as hers.— Wilkie Collins … no great change had taken place inside him, but his exterior was visibly altered.— Booth Tarkington

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For the duo, making these shoes wearable was to prove that their altered world on Instagram could be translated onto the sidewalks. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Fecal Matter Has Made Its Photoshopped Skin Shoes Into Actual Wearable Heels—And They're $10,000," 24 Oct. 2018 McKeon and three members of the command staff retired in the wake of the outcry over the altered report. Andrea Estes,, "Federal judge tosses troopers’ suit over altered arrest reports," 9 July 2018 The officer initiated a traffic stop and upon further investigation discovered that the operator was in possession of an altered registration sticker. Houston Chronicle, "West University Place Police Department report," 26 Mar. 2018 Breeding the altered mice created pups that had the genes for both CRISPR components on different chromosomes. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "‘Gene drive’ passes first test in mammals, speeding up inheritance in mice," 10 July 2018 Germany away in March 2017 – this time I was suitably dressed for the occasion, thankfully – saw the customary English flat-back-four altered to a more continental five., "90Min World Cup Fan Diaries: Starting to Believe," 8 July 2018 Like his boss, Churchman also had a history with altered records. Charles Rabin, Jay Weaver And David Ovalle, miamiherald, "The chief wanted perfect stats, so cops were told to pin crimes on blacks, probe found," 12 July 2018 Four middle schools and 12 elementary schools are getting the altered entry points this summer, paid for with money from a sales tax approved by voters in 2016. Lois K. Solomon,, "Schools tighten up to keep intruders out," 5 July 2018 Such changes favor cells with genetic changes that foster their ability to adapt to the altered environment. James Degregori, STAT, "Using the principles of evolution to treat and prevent cancer," 27 June 2018

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1563, in the meaning defined above

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