Usage examples for transformations

  1. Nature, however, loves to wrap herself in veils, and to stop us at every advance, and has concealed the laboratory where new transformations are affected. – The Physiology of Taste by Brillat Savarin
  2. The sombre green of the woods, stretching between the sombre blue- green of the water and the opaline sheen of the sky, forms a picture- a momentary picture,- the chief features of which change almost as suddenly and quite as completely as the transformations in a kaleidoscope. – Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska by Charles Warren Stoddard
  3. The best minds of the Middle Ages believed without a doubt in the existence of the perverse spirit, in his perpetual transformations in the endeavor to tempt men and cause them to fall into his snares. – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  4. The transformations of Fire are, first of all, sea; and half of the sea is earth, half whirlwind. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  5. We know that some of the greatest movements of history, veritable transformations of the group- mind, can be traced back to a tiny beginning in the faithful spiritual experience and response of some one man, his contact with the centre which started the ripples of creative love. – The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day by Evelyn Underhill
  6. It is very possible that there may be laws for historic evolution and social transformations as exact as those of chemical combinations, and we must hope that in the end they will be discovered; but for the present there is no purely objective truth of history. – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  7. Let us limit ourselves to indicating the general tendency of the transformations that have taken place. – Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde
  8. There, its first task is to devour the egg which serves it for a raft, as is attested by the empty envelope on which it still remains; and it is after this meal, the only one that it takes so long as it retains its present form, that it must commence its long series of transformations and feed upon the honey amassed by the Anthophora. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  9. I am master of seventy- two transformations, and will live as long as Heaven itself. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  10. After the first indignation had worn itself out, she began to be amused by the transformations of the drug. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  11. She considers them necessary at present in order to act as a drag to the too rapid transformations of society. – George Eliot by Mathilde Blind
  12. Nana had ups and downs, perfect transformations, now tricked out like a stylish woman and now all dirt. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  13. Love works very strange transformations in young women. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  14. She passed through these various transformations unconsciously, impelled by the memory of the plays and roles she had read, and so great was her abstraction, that she forgot about everything and paid no attention to the stagehands, who were moving about her. – The Comedienne by Wladyslaw Reymont
  15. While my eyes followed the successive transformations of the view, as the hour advanced, tender and solemn influences breathed their balm over my mind. – The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins
  16. He decided that it would make an excellent plotting- room, and that the billiard- tables could be transformed into admirable drawing- boards for his staff; he immediately called the superintendent and told him to make the necessary transformations. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick
  17. He had been hoping- had been saying to himself with vigorous effort at confidence- that he had simply seen one more of the many transformations, each of which seemed to present her as a wholly different personality. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  18. What I conjecture is, that being in love with Preciosa- that beautiful young gipsy, to whom you addressed the verses- you have come in search of her; for which I don't think a bit the worse of you, but quite the reverse: for gipsy though I am, experience has shown me how far the potent force of love reaches, and the transformations it makes those undergo whom it brings beneath its sway and jurisdiction. – The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  19. It is divided into three parts, and is mainly constructed upon a French popular melody, which is subjected to a variety of transformations. – Masters of French Music by Arthur Hervey