transfigure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v transfigure change completely the nature or appearance of "In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug","The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman","Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection"
    • v transfigure elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Transfigure Especially, to change to something exalted and glorious; to give an ideal form to. "Jesus] was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light."
    • Transfigure To change the outward form or appearance of; to metamorphose; to transform.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • transfigure To transform; change the outward form or appearance of: specifically used of the transfiguration of Christ.
    • transfigure To give an elevated or glorified appearance or character to; elevate and glorify; idealize: often with direct or indirect allusion to the transfiguration of Christ.
    • transfigure Synonyms Transmute, etc. See transform.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Transfigure (rare) to change the figure or form of: to change the appearance of—also Transfig′ūrāte
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. transfigurer, L. transfigurare, transfiguratum,; trans, across, over + figurare, to form, shape. See Figure (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

It was only the light of knowledge, not of hope, but it transfigured her none the less.
"The Sky Line of Spruce" by Edison Marshall
But, it is impossible to decide positively which was the Mount of Transfiguration.
"The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young" by Richard Newton
And he was transfigured before them.
"Town and Country Sermons" by Charles Kingsley
The sculpture of the Parthenon accomplished the transfiguration of the natural man.
"Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3" by John Addington Symonds
But when this Copeland spoke he was like one transfigured.
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
I recognised sometimes familiar things, but all strangely enlarged and transfigured.
"The Silent Isle" by Arthur Christopher Benson
It was Mr. Fishwick, but Mr. Fishwick transfigured by a great fright, his face grey, his cheeks trembling.
"The Castle Inn" by Stanley John Weyman
Oh, it was like a transfiguration!
"The Precipice" by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
And it is this transfiguring self-discipline that makes the vow a truly sane thing.
"The Defendant" by G.K. Chesterton
The face of one of the angels in the transfiguration did, indeed, resemble Mabel's.
"Miriam Monfort" by Catherine A. Warfield
Only that the horse becomes transfigured by degrees.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
He really thought that she could and would transfigure any play.
"The Regent" by E. Arnold Bennett
Then she thought of that glorious sunset, and of her father, as he stood transfigured in the golden light.
"Uncle Titus and His Visit to the Country" by Johanna Spyri
Love, and her freedom, had transfigured her.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
There had been a real miracle of transfiguration.
"Making Both Ends Meet" by Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
Scarcely less fine is his tearful, yet transfiguring, Avete to the sacred dead of the Commemoration.
"The Vision of Sir Launfal" by James Russell Lowell
As for our captain, Captain de la N., our kind and sympathetic chief, he was transfigured.
"In the Field (1914-1915)" by Marcel Dupont
The transfiguration of the chrysalis surprises me less than this inversion of the appetite.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
What was within transfigured the outer, the human face and form.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
For the girl, looking mutely at him with shining eyes, he was transfigured, translated.
"The Place Beyond the Winds" by Harriet T. Comstock
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In poetry:

Gone are the tents that pierced the skies;
But in their place, more fair,
Transfigured flowers of Paradise
Bloom in the crystal air.
"The Mountains Of Meran At Sunrise" by John Lawson Stoddard
And woman-like as young life is,
And woman-like as joy may be,
Tender with color, lithe with love,
She starts, transfigured gloriously.
"New Neighbors" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Was it Jehovah's favored warrior,
His gleaming head transfigured bright,
For God and man true-sworn, devoted
Unto the victory of light?
"The Palm Branch Of Palestine" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
But round his grave are quietude and beauty,
And the sweet heaven above,--
The fitting symbols of a life of duty
Transfigured into love!
"In Remembrance Of Joseph Sturge" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Through webs and dust and weather-stains,
His sunlike genius paints,
On life’s transfigured chancel-panes,
The angels and the saints.
"For Charles Dickens" by Mary Hannay Foott
To your sweet vision. There I stand
Transfigured fair in love's deceit,
And while your soul looks up to mine,
My heart lies at your feet.
"Three Friends" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

Six Organs of Admittance River of Transfiguration Sun Awakens, The.
During the event Christians call the Transfiguration , Jesus' disciples awoke from a mountaintop nap to witness a revelation that Jesus was not a mere Earth-walking mortal, but the Heaven-bound God.
Transfiguration Ukrainian Church celebrates Easter.
Mystery, Music, and Metamorphosis intertwine in Gerald Elias' fourth novel, Death and Transfiguration .
Death and Transfiguration on Tuesday's Access Utah.
Former Utah Symphony Associate Concertmaster, Gerald Elias' new Daniel Jacobus mystery novel " Death and Transfiguration " takes place at the Tanglewood Music Festival.
Clever 'Death and Transfiguration ' intriguing to mystery, music fans.
For example, he spoke of those who follow the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience as leading " transfigured lives capable of amazing the world" (see Vita Consecrata, 20).
Although the Blessed Virgin Mary was not present at the Transfiguration , she helps us contemplate the transfigured face of Christ.
As Luke's account of the Transfiguration reminds us: bathed in transfigured light, they spoke of his exodus which was to take place in Jerusalem.
Transfiguration of an Audience.
On Oct 6, a celebration of life service for Dewey Folkestad, age 78, will be held at Transfiguration Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Minn. A gathering will take place at 10 am and a service will be held at 11 with a luncheon to follow.
We are asked to participate in the labour of this transfiguration.
We'll put up another Transfiguration post tomorrow.
Funeral Mass at Transfiguration RC C.
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