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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of transmute.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Changed into another substance, form, or nature.
  • In heraldry, same as counterchanged.


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  • It's a text, it has to be said, that is not so much translated — Pound's Chinese "translations" are notoriously inaccurate, though accuracy as such was hardly the point — as derived, paraphrased, transmuted from the eighth-century source (by way of professors Fenollosa, Mori, and Ariga) into a new and startlingly powerful, startlingly alive, English poem.

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  • The park being cunningly transmuted from the unreal to the real, by sinister forces.

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  • For we transmuted the vernacular word "altruism" to a quite different technical sense — and then solved the technical issue, leaving the human phenomenon (for which the word was invented) quite unresolved.

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  • These arrows, by the compiler, Vincent de Beauvais, are again transmuted into gold.]

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  • No, they had been transmuted, that is all, transmuted by the alchemy of Weathersfield, by the personality of

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  • No, they had been transmuted, that is all, transmuted by the alchemy of Weathersfield, by the personality of Theodore Watling into brighter visions.

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  • Although Albertus believed in the truth of transmutation himself, he remained skeptical of the "transmuted" metals he had seen, since the artificial product had not been able to withstand the heat of the fire.


  • Beyond debate, as far as name goes, here is a kind of transmuted suggestion.

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  • Meanwhile, traditional Range Rover cues are transmuted into styling gold: The blacked-out rocker panels and lower bumper clips, the clamshell hood with a cutline running from the narrow LED headlamps to a pectoral hood vent, the integrated front and rear treadplates, the integrated running boards, the defined wheel arches.

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  • Newt hit Mr. Romney hard on Bain, which became transmuted into a question of personal character, and now he is getting hit hard by his former wife.

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