Examples of transfiguration in a Sentence
after his transfiguration into a Buddhist monk, all his family and friends were amazed by his newly found patience and tranquillity
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There’s been no word yet about whether the plans for Jeffries’ transfiguration were generated before or after Bowie’s death, or whether Bowie knew about them.
On high, God the father points to Jesus, who points to Moses and Elijah, and at whose feet sit the three apostles overwhelmed by his transfiguration into light.
The film will feature the young wizard and future Hogwarts headmaster as a transfiguration professor with a crush on his friend—and future enemy—Gellert Grindewald, portrayed by Johnny Depp.
Don’t forget, Sagittarius, sometimes the right path is the difficult path, and by the middle of the week, you be forced to choose between transfiguration and stability.
A world without Roe is a world where the fate of a woman’s body — its red fleshy insides, its tubes and its fluids, its unruly growths and wild transfigurations — is decided upon by cabals of men in the cold, marble halls of statehouses.
In the new film, Dumbledore is the transfiguration professor at the school.
Having evaded wretchedness, the gay young man making up his shining life in the city is one of civilization’s wonders, and Édouard Louis is a new, inspiring real-life example of such transfiguration.
This at times seems to go beyond the showy, self-regarding transformations that stars like to take on, into a deeper transfiguration.
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The Gospels relate that one day Jesus took three disciples up a mountain, where they witnessed his transfiguration into divine form: his face shone like the sun, his garments became brilliantly white, and a voice from heaven proclaimed that this was the son of God. Transfiguration was first used in English as the name of this biblical event, and the Feast of the Transfiguration remains the name of a holy day. So the word has always kept a somewhat religious—and almost always positive—tone. A face may be transfigured by joy, and an "ugly duckling" may be slowly transfigured into a radiant beauty. And as Harry Potter fans know, transfiguration is a subject long taught at the Hogwarts School by Minerva McGonagall.
First Known Use of transfiguration
Synonymschangeover, metamorphosis, conversion, transformation
Related Wordsshift, transition; adjustment, alteration, modification; reconstruction, reconversion, redo, redoing, refashioning, reformation, remaking, remodeling, revamping, revision, reworking, variation; deformation, disfigurement, distortion, mutation, transmutation; displacement, replacement, substitution, supplantation
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