change of state


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n change of state the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
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  • James Baldwin
    “Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.”
  • Sir Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton
    “Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.”
  • George Santayana
    “To be interested in the changing seasons is, in this middling zone, a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”


In literature:

Ah, Monsieur, I am so torn by these conflicting states of mind that what wonder my guardians think me changed!
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
Lochiel, as well as many others, had little to gain, but much to lose, in any change of dynasty or convulsion in the state.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745." by Mrs. Thomson
This pleasant and satisfactory state of affairs lasted for five days, and then came a change.
"The Pirate Island" by Harry Collingwood
Would their sentiment change the state of the fact?
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
What a fearful change was in a few short years to be wrought in this state of things!
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
May I not as well undergo a change from this to a different state of life when I leave this world, as be born into it I know not from whence?
"Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.)" by Robert Paltock
The complexion of the Jewish question changes according to the State in which Jews find themselves.
"Selected Essays" by Karl Marx
He was, of course, the most uncompromising of Tories, and every form of change, in Church or State or School, was equally abhorrent to him.
"Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography" by George William Erskine Russell
They are themselves in a perpetual state of change, of growth, of increase, of withering, of fading.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
Now this state of things has been changing during the last few years.
"The Ocean and its Wonders" by R.M. Ballantyne

In poetry:

Time steals them from us, chances strange,
Disastrous accident, and change,
That come to all;
Even in the most exalted state,
Relentless sweeps the stroke of fate;
The strongest fall.
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He, only He, can change outright
This wretched state of sin and night
For righteousness and day;
And when He cometh,— (when He will!)
Shall scatter every cloud of ill,
And drive all shames away!
"A Dozen Ballads About White Slavery. XII. The Liberator" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
The Lady Poverty was fair:
But she has lost her looks of late,
With change of times and change of air.
Ah slattern, she neglects her hair,
Her gown, her shoes. She keeps no state
As once when her pure feet were bare.
"The Lady Poverty" by Alice Meynell
Here I reposed; but scarce well set,
A grove descried Of stately height, whose branches met
And mixed on every side;
I entered, and once in,
Amazed to see 't, Found all was changed, and a new spring Did all my senses greet.
"Regeneration" by Henry Vaughan
The pigeons of the Abbey, the pigeons of Saint Paul's,
That woo in windy niches of grey and grimy walls,
The pearl-grey dawns of London, his sky that gleams and glooms,
His stately smoky sunsets are in their changing plumes.
"London Seagulls" by Cicely Fox Smith
``For he is young, and led astray,
``This Beltran, and he schemes, men say,
``To change the laws of church and state
``So, thine shall be an angel's fate,
``Who, ere the thunder breaks, should roll
``Its cloud away and save his soul.
"The Confessional" by Robert Browning

In news:

As a result, the portrait of poverty broken down by state notably changes.
(AP) — State Board of Education member Gayle Manchin said Tuesday that the need to change the deep-seeded culture at West Virginia's public school system prompted her vote last week to fire Superintendent Jorea Marple.
The changes will affect the GED program nationwide, but Georgia is one of the first states to use it.
California begins a controversial experiment to curb climate change on Wednesday: The state will start rationing the amount of greenhouse gas es companies can emit.
The change makes the High Point Market one of the first organizations in the United States to incorporate a hashtag as a main element in its business identity.
To become more environmentally friendly, government buildings, especially at the state level, are adding green roofs to their arsenal of weapons against climate change.
Last week, the Ohio House voted, 95-3, in favor of Senate Bill 165, which changes some of the state's laws regarding gas and oil well drilling.
The Starkville School District Board of Directors will consider approval of a laptop lease program for 360 SSD teachers and several state-mandated policy changes at its meeting at noon Tuesday at the Greensboro Center.
The latest state and federal tax changes that Hoosier businesses should be aware of will be discussed at the Indiana Tax Conference Oct 17 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis.
"Retirement is one of the big changes in life and what is best is not the same for everyone it should be fun," states the book's preface.
Change comes at a price, and the tab for the newly coined name "Metropolitan State University of Denver" is about $100,000.
In a late campaign push to change the battleground map, Mitt Romney will travel to Pennsylvania on Sunday in the hopes of capturing the traditionally Democratic-leaning state.
In Oklahoma, cities cannot pass smoking laws that are stronger than State law but the board of health wants to change that.
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post).
All of these changes have made the United States less insecure .

In science:

We must trace the changes of energy eigenvalues of states for nonzero g on the two dimensional (E − g ) plane and find the end point of the locus (Fig.3).
Random-Mass Dirac Fermions in an Imaginary Vector Potential (I): Delocalization Transition and Localization Length
The white noise potential (arising e.g. due to chargeless point defects available in the 2D channel) is considered in Ref. 42. A perceptible change of the charge gap seems to be related to appearance of a skyrmionlike structure in the ground state.
Activation Energy in a Quantum Hall Ferromagnet and Non-Hartree-Fock Skyrmions
The phenomenon is not a distructive one, but it can change the state of a flip-flop or induce other unwanted logic state transitions.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
This means that the neutron star can change its state from the subsonic propel ler to accretor only when the cooling of the envelope plasma (due to the radiation and convective motions) dominates the energy input to the envelope due to the propeller action by the neutron star.
On the duration of the subsonic propeller state of neutron stars in wind-fed mass-exchange close binary systems
The value of the break period at which the spinning down neutron star changes its state from the subsonic propel ler to accretor obtained by Davies & Pringle (1981) is underestimated by a factor of 7.5.
On the duration of the subsonic propeller state of neutron stars in wind-fed mass-exchange close binary systems