Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A chrysalis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as chrysalis.
  • Relating to a chrysalis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to a chrysalis; resembling a chrysalis.
  • noun See chrysalis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or relating to a chrysalis

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Examples

  • During this interesting period, which might be called their chrysalid state, they are twisted and turned, sometimes sawn asunder, parts lopped off here and applied elsewhere, and all those radical changes made which would utterly destroy anything possessed of protean possibilities inferior to those of the common Western frame house.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVI., December, 1880.

  • Like the caterpillar who enters a chrysalid, we surrender to death to our ways and enter the maze of waiting, and if we wait patiently enough, in His time we emerge into the transformation needed, and wonderfully possible, in whatever phase of our lives we are.

    The Inner Maze of Waiting

  • Charlie was nearly two years old and I was emerging from the introverted, chrysalid stage of early motherhood.

    Little Bee

  • Charlie was nearly two years old and I was emerging from the introverted, chrysalid stage of early motherhood.

    Little Bee

  • Charlie was nearly two years old and I was emerging from the introverted, chrysalid stage of early motherhood.

    Little Bee

  • It feels like a metamorphosis, and my phase as a chrysalid is nearing a close.

    spectre12 Diary Entry

  • But, for all that, there had been intervals, ere his thirteen years 'exile ended, in which, so far from regret, he experienced a certain joy at remembrance of this rough and rugged point of time where he had escaped from the chrysalid state to one of action and freedom and real life.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 38, December, 1860

  • From the room across the hall she brought Celia, a chrysalid child, sleeping heavily, closely wrapped in an old plaid shawl, and laid her on Joel's bed.

    Other People's Business The Romantic Career of the Practical Miss Dale

  • One might, perhaps, get a hint by watching the living chrysalid of a potential moon-moth wriggle back into its cocoon -- but little is to be learned from human teaching.

    Edge of the Jungle

  • Somehow, someway, her caterpillar wormhood had carried, through the mummified chrysalid and the reincarnation of her present form, knowledge of an earlier, infinitely coarser diet.

    Edge of the Jungle

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