Examples of transmute in a Sentence
The stories of their lives were transmuted into works of fiction.
The former criminal had transmuted into a national hero.
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Like every rapper who ever clutched a microphone, Cardi is transmuting speech into music.
Much as medieval alchemists sought to transmute base metals into gold, Biver was now going to turn gold into a material more rugged, robust and hard-wearing than steel.
As a fractured combination of the world's most powerful footballing nations bolstered by a smattering of minnows descended onto France in June 1938, the political landscape of the globe was transmuting around them.
But, lo, with two waves of general manager Koby Altman's magic trade deadline wand, the lead has been transmuted into, well, not yet gold, but something that hits threes, passes, attacks the rim, and - get this - plays defense.
During that time, these unrooted trees transmute into floating reefs, drifting habitat for a wide range of marine species, including the wingless ocean strider, the only insect known to live in the open ocean.
The same desire to be in front of people transmuted to music.
Chief among them is the standard complaint, repeated frequently in Mr. Wilson’s book, that those transitional fossils that would prove that species transmute from one into another simply don’t exist.
But volatility will then be transmuted through other forms like populism and identity politics and threaten the fabric of democracy.
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Transmutation changes something over into something else. Thus, a writer may transmute his life into stories or novels, and an arranger might transmute a lively march tune into a quiet lullaby. In the "Myth of Er" at the end of Plato's Republic, for example, human souls are transmuted into the body and existence of their choice. Having learned from their last life what they do not want to be, many choose transmutation into something that seems better. A meek man chooses to be transmuted into a tyrant, a farmer into a dashing (but short-lived) warrior, and so on. But very few seem to have learned anything from their former life that would make their choice a real improvement.
Synonym Discussion of transmute
- transformed a small company into a corporate giant
- awkward girls metamorphosed into graceful ballerinas
- attempted to transmute lead into gold
- converted the study into a nursery
- a story in which a frog is transmogrified into a prince
- joy transfigured her face
TRANSMUTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of transmute for English Language Learners
: to completely change the form, appearance, or nature of (someone or something)
legal Definition of transmute
- did not transmute the properties themselves into marital assets
- —In re Siddens, 588 N.E.2d 321 (1992)
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