Definitions of Transforming

  1. Effecting or able to effect a change of form.

Usage examples for Transforming

  1. The mighty influence of Christianity, on the other hand, is being felt by all in the land; and the thousand- headed, thousand- handed civilization of the West is grasping and slowly transforming all their ideas of life. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  2. King James was able to form plans for transforming its constitution in such a manner as to make it consistent with the authority of the crown. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  3. Mrs. Brookenham had passed half round the room with the glide that looked languid but that was really a remarkable form of activity, and had given a transforming touch, on sofa and chairs, to three or four crushed cushions. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  4. Schopenhauer lays great stress on the transforming power of art. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer
  5. Dr. Dernburg, then, had not a chance during the eight months of his activity in America of transforming her into a pro- German country, and it is certain that no one else could have done it in his place. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  6. A sliding scale goes from the simplest prayer- experience of the ordinary man to that complete self- loss and complete self- finding, which is called the transforming union of the saint; and somewhere in this series, every human soul can find a place. – The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day by Evelyn Underhill
  7. It seemed grey at first, but the higher it flew the lighter it became, and the friendly sunshine shone through it, transforming it. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  8. V By the firelight and the twilight, the Young Lady is finishing a letter to Herbert,- writing it, literally, on her knees, transforming thus the simple deed into an act of devotion. – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009
  9. Is the Minister of Foreign Affairs so willing to call in foreign nations by this blockade, thus transforming a purely domestic and municipal question into an international, public one? – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  10. Among the forces capable of transforming the will and increasing happiness, there is perhaps none in more universal use than this beauty. – The Simple Life by Charles Wagner
  11. We must renew that commitment by giving seniors access to the preventive medicine and new drugs that are transforming health care in America. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  12. The difficulty of transforming that nominal assent into a reality is enormous in such a community as ours. – On Compromise by John Morley
  13. Some years ago a young correspondent sent me what he evidently thought was a brilliant new discovery- the transforming of a square into a Greek cross in four pieces by cuts all parallel to the sides of the square. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  14. A moment elapsed before he spoke, a transforming moment. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  15. Pere Lenegre admitted himself that though he actually saw milor transforming himself into citizen Rouget, he could hardly believe his eyes, so complete was the change. – The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  16. He sees events worked out to the issue; he sees people expressing themselves in deeds and words, transforming themselves and others for good or bad, calling upon him for approval or condemnation, or for sympathy. – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  17. He was the first American: the very personification of that native sense of destiny and high mission in the world, and of that good- natured tolerance for the half- spent peoples of Europe, which is the American spirit; a living and vocal product, as it were, of all the material and spiritual forces that were transforming the people of the British plantations into a new nation. – Beginnings of the American People by Carl Lotus Becker
  18. Steadily, but rapidly, the transforming work went on, until the man was complete; the ideal was realized. – The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B.