Phrases with "transformation"

G. K. Chesterton He was moving towards the door, when he was suddenly stopped by an almost startling transformation in the young lady. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

M. P. Shiel A transformation within a few hours had occurred upon him. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Sigmund Freud The psychic activity in dream-formation resolves itself into two achievements: the production of the dream-thoughts and the transformation of these into the dream-content. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Victor Hugo The other tends to expanded wings, to transformation into the morning light, to ascent into the firmament, and there revives into new life. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Rudyard Kipling It was finer, she said, than any transformation scene; and so in her gratitude she applauded the earth, the sun, and the everlasting sky. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

H. G. Wells He found the transformation of Sir Rupert into a turbanned Oriental who might have come out of a picture by Carpaccio, gently stimulating and altogether delightful. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

William Cowper What solid was, by transformation strange Grows fluid, and the fixed and rooted earth Tormented into billows, heaves and swells, Or with vortiginous and hideous whirl Sucks down its prey insatiable. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

The transformation in its entirety was wonderful. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

It was like a transformation trick in a pantomime. The Four-Fifteen Express by Amelia B. Edwards

It was only when the transformation was complete, and Captain Duncombe had spent upwards of a thousand pounds on his folly, that he became acquainted with the common report about the place. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Meredith Naturally we did not expect such a transformation of brides: who could? If I had laid myself down on my back to think, I should have had it. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Sigmund Freud Only where this transformation is actually seen occurring in the dream shall we seriously insist on the causal relation; not where we simply note that one thing has taken the place of another. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Wilkie Collins Is there any method of transformation by which I can change natures with you?” That was all he said — and he said it despondingly. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Jack London A transformation came over me. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Jules Verne Ils étaient donc achevés, avant que la transformation du sulfure en sulfate de fer eût été accomplie. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

Elizabeth Gaskell Keighley is in process of transformation from a populous, old- fashioned village, into a still more populous and flourishing town. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

H. Rider Haggard The transformation was sudden but entire. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Sigmund Freud The transformation of an idea into a hallucination is not the only departure of the dream from the more or less corresponding waking thought. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Then, and then only, began the transformation which was ultimately to become so complete a change. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

No transformation that ever legends or romances had reported was more memorable. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Victor Hugo That in a few minutes there should be in place of an eagle a useless cripple, such a transformation is to be witnessed only at sea. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Sigmund Freud Moreover, inversion, or transformation into the opposite, is one of the most favoured and most versatile methods of representation which the dream-work has at its disposal. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Thus stories of transformation fell into bad odour, and those who changed shapes were no longer regarded as heavenly beings, commanding reverence, but as miserable witches deserving the stake. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

This is self-evident, and thus have arisen the countless tales of transformation and transmigration which are found all over the world. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

I had a transformation to effect before I returned North, and the more populous centre I made it in the less it was likely to attract notice. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

He contemplated the transformation with wonder not unmixed with suspicion. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Wilkie Collins Never had love wrought such a transformation in a man since the time of Cymon. ‘I saw you take Miss Mabel’s hand just now, when I came in,’ he declared stoutly. The Poetry Did It by Wilkie Collins [1885]

The transformation was effected by means of a salve which he had received from the devil. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Jules Verne They were finished before the transformation of the sulphuret into sulphate of iron had been accomplished. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Rudyard Kipling The transformation of a regimental badge like your Red Bull into a sort of fetish that the boy follows is very interesting. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

George Meredith She was a clear-faced girl and mother of young blushes before the years were at their work of transformation upon her countenance and behind her bosom. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

H. G. Wells It is a transformation of our attempt to subdue something, usually a living thing, to our will, under the exasperation of actual or anticipated obduracy. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Let a man radically alter his thoughts, and he will be astonished at the rapid transformation it will effect in the material conditions of his life. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen [1903]

George Meredith One snap of the fingers and the transformation was accomplished. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

He would not assume such a transformation possible. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Louis Pasteur Hence we are forced to regard them as a distinct species; and so it is possible that there may likewise be aerobian and anaerobian vibrios without any transformation of the one into the other. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

Edith Wharton It was at this stage of Ann Eliza’s transformation that Evelina, looking up one evening from her work, said suddenly: “My! She’s stopped. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Andrew Lang Now yesterday was just my transformation day, and I was taken with the raspberry and would have been trampled to death if you had not saved my life. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ralph Waldo Emerson Most of the process by which this transformation is made, is hidden from us in the remote time when language was framed; but the same tendency may be daily observed in children. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Charles Dickens It was a gentle action, but not at all gently done; a very remarkable transformation had come over him in a few seconds. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Altogether, Mr. Lark spur had very much of the aspect of an elderly vulture which had undergone partial transformation into a human being. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Arnold Bennett She wondered when Mr. Mardon would renew his overtures for the transformation of her enterprise into a limited company. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Arthur Machen He could now walk the streets of Caermaen confident and secure, without any dread of interruption, for at a moment’s notice the transformation could be effected. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Jules Verne But although the transformation had been so marvelous, it cannot be said that either Colonel Murphy or Major Oliphant had made much demonstration of astonishment. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Sudden almost as the conversion of Saul, was this transformation of the misanthropical solicitor under the master influence of a true and pure affection. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim For a moment she took his arm and she was startled to see the transformation in him. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Jules Verne One transformation scene followed another with magic rapidity. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Marcel Prous D’ailleurs, quoique toujours dans ses voiles noirs, plus habillée dans ce pays nouveau, j’étais plus frappé de la transformation qui s’était accomplie en elle. Sodome et Gomorrhe by Marcel Prous

A case of transformation which had shown the power of an ancient god, was in Christian times considered as an instance of witchcraft. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Thomas Hardy There was, however, gradually evolved from its transformation scenes a less extravagant episode, in which the heath dimly appeared behind the general brilliancy of the action. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Sigmund Freud The transformation to which the dream-thoughts are subjected because the expectation is put into the present tense is, perhaps, in this particular dream not so very striking. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

William Henry Bragg This is the transformation from electron to X ray : the reversed transformation occurs when the electron puts down its positive again. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

The transformation was, indeed, complete. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

But the conceptual method is a transformation which the flux of life undergoes at our hands in the interests of practice essentially and only subordinately in the interests of theory. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Jules Verne I had seen with what rapidity, and also with what ease the transformation of the “Terror” had been made. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

George Eliot Not that this transformation of pain into sympathy had completely taken place in Adam yet. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The finest poetry was first experience; but the thought has suffered a transformation since it was an experience. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Hallo! Here was a transformation from the paternal position into that of a henpecked husband! Somebody, I smelt at once, had been tampering with my household whilst I was away. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Marcel Prous Tout changement à vue de la nature nous offre une transformation semblable, en adaptant au mode nouveau des choses nos désirs harmonisés. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

Andrew Lang Both Greeks and savages assign to their gods the miraculous power of transformation and magic, which savages also attribute to their conjurers or shamans. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

George Gissing Yule put on his eyeglasses, and soon made a discovery which had the effect of completing the transformation of his visage. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

And a very delightful transformation it is. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

But I had somehow in my mind a shade of uneasiness, for I was the witness of a transformation too swift and violent to be wholly natural. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

Algernon Blackwood It was like the beginning of some horrible transformation of himself into something else. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Victor Hugo He made a duke of his favourite Villiers, who had made him a pig;22 a transformation from the duke feudal to the duke courtier. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

The transformation lasts during twelve days, at the expiration of which period the wolf-skin vanishes, and the human form reappears. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

The transformation was accompanied by a sickening stench of the graveyard. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

D. H. Lawrence Her family looked on in amazement at the sudden transformation of Ursula. She became elegant, really elegant, in figured cotton frocks she made for herself, and hats she bent to her fancy. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

So terrible a transformation had come over her during the reading of that letter that the shock could scarcely have been greater had he looked up and seen another person in her place. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

In short, when I came to contemplate my transformation to its full extent, I found that, instead of a bird, I had become—an ASS.” 9 Of what these magical salves were composed we know. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

William Cowper But transformation of apostate man From fool to wise, from earthly to divine, Is work for Him that made him. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

So far and so quickly had Shakespeare already wandered from the subtleties of Cleopatra. The transformation is indeed astonishing; one wonders, as one beholds it, what will happen next. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

William Henry Bragg If any loss of energy at transformation is afterwards discovered it will be easy to make the proper allowance, and the simplicity we gain more than counterbalances the risks we are taking. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

G. K. Chesterton The thing was more of an earthquake and transformation to him even than to any of the others; but he rose waveringly to his feet and shouted out to Wimpole. “You’ve left it in the right hands. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

In the internal affairs of the leading nations the transformation scenes were often as rapid as those of a pantomime. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

The transformation that had happened was much more surprising than that. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

But Miss Shepherd was ‘artistic’ and by the time Laura saw the room a transformation had taken place. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Arnold Bennett The transformation was just one of those meteorological quick-changes which happen most frequently on a great river. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Arnold Bennett No transformation could render it satisfactory save a change in the window. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Then she gasped, for some transformation had taken place in the district-visitor. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

It retires into its chrysalis, and during the winter a transformation takes place, and in spring it breaks forth as a glorious butterfly. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

George Gissing When you fust of all come and told me about what I may call the great transformation scene, you said, “Now it ain’t a-goin’ to make no difference, Dan,” you said. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Louis Pasteur Liebig had previously, much to his own satisfaction, brought forward urea as being capable of transformation into carbonate of ammonia during alcoholic fermentation in contact with yeast. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur There are some whose development is arrested a longer or shorter time before the transformation of all the sugar. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

Abraham Merri Amazing was the transformation of Sigurd, Trygg’s son, brought about by that shearing. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Wilkie Collins A transformation has come over me which I can’t account for, myself. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Wilkie Collins I will live with you wherever you like, if you will only consent to hasten the transformation which makes you my wife. The Devil’s Spectacles by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Wilkie Collins She sprang to her feet and looked triumphantly at the hideous transformation of herself reflected in the glass. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was an unexpected lesson which he had learned, a strange fever which had wrought so marvellous a transformation in him. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Slope Dean of Barchester! The idea of such a transformation of character would never have occurred to his own unaided intellect. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne Considerable works are necessary — a special set of tools, an apparatus of platina, leaden chambers, unassailable by the acid, and in which the transformation is performed, etc. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Abraham Merri The transformation of the tongue into the bird-like speech of the Little People, I thought I understood. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Jules Verne Tout cela fut achevé vers le 18 mai, à peu près au moment où la transformation chimique se terminait. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

Fascination is never so imperial as when, roused and half ireful, she threatens transformation to fierceness. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

D. H. Lawrence As he was watching the ghastly transformation outside, he felt aware of something. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

Sigmund Freud Moreover, every long dream contains elements which have not undergone this transformation into the visual, and which are simply thought or known as we are wont to think or know in our waking state. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Sigmund Freud This transformation into the contrary is made possible by the intimate associative ties which in our thoughts connect the idea of a thing with that of its opposite. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

If all the world’s a stage, this truly was one of the rarest transformation scenes. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

H.P. Lovecraft It was not merely a dissolution, but rather a transformation or recapitulation; and Willett shut his eyes lest he faint before the rest of the incantation could be pronounced. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Mrs Verloc watched that transformation with shadows of anxiety coming and going on her face. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Charles Dickens One touch with a sword of state, and the transformation was effected. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

G. K. Chesterton And indeed it was almost as great a transformation scene. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

H.P. Lovecraft The transformation I had witnessed had affected me profoundly, and I caught myself again and again trying to account for the thing — and for the extreme horror it had inspired in me. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

Algernon Blackwood The transformation looked horribly real, for they leaped like human beings, yet changed swiftly in the air immediately afterwards, and dropped like animals. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Andrew Lang The tanuki’s consent was obtained, a booth was built, and a notice was hung up outside it inviting the people to come and witness the most wonderful transformation that ever was seen. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Virginia Woolf While Mary Datchet was undergoing this curious transformation from the particular to the universal, Mrs. Seal remembered her duties with regard to the kettle and the gas-fire. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Andrew Lang This transformation rather frightened Jegu, but the brownie bade him have no fears, for he would not do him any harm; indeed, he hoped that Jegu might find him of some use. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James He had then gone out, as he said, for a stroll; than which nothing, I reflected, could better have expressed his frank view of the abrupt transformation of my office. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

D. H. Lawrence Sunday followed Sunday, trailing a fine movement, a finely developed transformation over the heart of the family. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang In an instant the transformation took place, and two creatures, neither beast nor human stood before the chief. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang