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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of metamorphose.

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Examples

  • This short video advertising Kellogg's Raisin Bran Crunch shows a reformed alien sitting at the breakfast table, engaged in a rambling monologue about how he has metamorphosed from a scary flesh-eating monster into a pilates-practicing, go-with-the-flow type of guy that you might want to sit down and have a bowl of cereal with.

    Boing Boing

  • In order to prove his conservative credentials and beat Romney McCain metamorphosed into Bush.

    Bush: An asset or a liability for McCain?

  • Somewhere along the line, perhaps around the time most people forgot its steps, the name metamorphosed into a sweeping term that could encompass almost all of African-American popular music, or at least everything that has arisen since World War II.

    One Nation Under a Groove

  • He told them droll stories, incited their rivalry in study by instituting prizes for which they struggled monthly, and, in short, metamorphosed his department.

    Stories by American Authors, Volume 6

  • He told them droll stories, incited their rivalry in study by instituting prizes for which they struggled monthly, and, in short, metamorphosed his department.

    Short Story Classics (American) Vol. 2

  • But Gallagher, a noted poet, was delighted with the way Altman "metamorphosed" the stories.

    The Player Returns

  • If after long and gradual changes in the structure of the co-descendants from any parent stock, evidence (either from monstrosities or from a graduated series) could be still detected of the function, which certain parts or organs played in the parent stock, these parts or organs might be strictly determined by their former function with the term "metamorphosed" appended.

    The Foundations of the Origin of Species Two Essays written in 1842 and 1844

  • One visitor to a black tavern in the Five Points heard a hybrid music: ā€œIn the Negro melodies you catch a strain of what has been metamorphosed from such Scotch or Irish tune, into somewhat of a chiming jiggish air.ā€

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Let your despair roll down those rocky cliffs, and be taken with the tide, pummeled and churned in the pacific surf, sprayed and splayed on the horizon, metamorphosed into air and light.

    Teresa Marchese: If Only You Knew

  • Let your despair roll down those rocky cliffs, and be taken with the tide, pummeled and churned in the pacific surf, sprayed and splayed on the horizon, metamorphosed into air and light.

    Teresa Marchese: If Only You Knew

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