American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To migrate.
- v. To pass into another body after death. Used of the soul.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To migrate; pass from one country or jurisdiction to another for the purpose of residing in it.
- To pass from one body into another; be transformed; specifically, to become incarnate in a different body; metempsychosize.
- To cause to pass or migrate from one region or state of existence to another.
- v. intransitive To migrate to another country.
- v. intransitive, of the soul To pass into another body after death.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To pass from one country or jurisdiction to another for the purpose of residence, as men or families; to migrate.
- v. To pass from one body or condition into another.
- v. move from one country or region to another and settle there
- v. be born anew in another body after death
- Latin trānsmigrāre, trānsmigrāt- : trāns-, trans- + migrāre, to migrate; see migrate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Characters have the option to "transmigrate" to a new class or an improved version of their existing class.”
“Facebook Connect is another way to transmigrate information/news stories and web presence to multiple places.”
“The plan was that the marquise would die in childbirth and her soul transmigrate to the immortal infant, of which Casanova would then be guardian.”
“After the body loses its harmony and dies, this command center soul survives to transmigrate into the hearts of other animals and men.”
“Ergo, we can flip from enactments of explicit porn on one channel, to explicit re-enactments of pornographic Christian prophecy on another; we can transmigrate from fake sin to phony salvation, in an instant ...”
“Anthropologists report that people of different cultures hold beliefs that seem bizarre to us one must feed ancestral spirits daily; souls transmigrate, and draw conclusions by canons whose logic we tail to see.”
“In the Hindu temple it is taught that ancestral spirits must be fed daily, that souls transmigrate, and so on.”
“Oh, if our souls could transmigrate I'd be a seamew above all birds that fly!”
“That unhappy speculator in seersuckers and castor-oil died in prison, and a _gooroo_ (that is, a spiritual teacher) feed by the Baboo, desolated his last hour with the assurance that he should transmigrate into the bodies of seven generations of _gharree_-horses, and drag _feringhee_ sailormen, in a state of beer, from the ghauts to the punch-houses, all his miserable lives.”
“On the other hand, once brought under the cognizance of law, it has been crushed in its fraudulent form, and compelled to transmigrate at once into that sincere, substantial, and final form, towards which it was always tending.”
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