change state

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v change state undergo a transformation or a change of position or action "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism","The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
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Quotations

  • James Baldwin
    James%20Baldwin
    “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.”
  • William C. Bryant
    William C. Bryant
    “Weep not that the world changes -- did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.”
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund%20Burke
    “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
    George%20Santayana
    “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.”

Usage

In literature:

He distinctly stated this to Matiss, when the change was made.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Poopy was horrified at this unexpected and sudden change in the state of things.
"Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader" by R. M. Ballantyne
Forgeries have been proved to be such, The whole state of learning as to the literature of the Christian origins has been vastly changed.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
The present mode of compensating United States marshals and district attorneys should, in my opinion, be changed.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
Rock may be changed by heat into a liquid or "molten" state, as ice is changed by heat to water.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
But when he explained his profession and stated his errand, the atmosphere instantly changed.
"A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After" by Edward Bok
I am free and content as I am, and I tell you frankly and flatly that I will not change my state.
"The Original Fables of La Fontaine" by Jean de la Fontaine
The Prophet's real name, she stated, was M'Ivor, but why he changed it, she knew not.
"The Black Prophet: A Tale Of Irish Famine Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
Solid, liquid, gaseous, are three interchangeable states of matter, and an element does not alter its constitution by changing its state.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
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In poetry:

How many Loves reign in my bosom now!
How many loves, yet all of you!
Thus have I chang'd with evil fate
My Monarch-love into a Tyrant-state.
"The Heart Breaking" by Abraham Cowley
A Worldling spent each day
In luxury and state;
While a believer lay,
A beggar at his gate:
Think not the Lord's appointments strange,
Death made a great and lasting change.
"The Rich Man And Lazarus" by John Newton
If we're blest wi' a bairn, we mun ne'er be put aght,
If it shows us its tempers an tiffs;
Soa Jenny, have patience, for th' change i' thi state,
Depends varry mich on theas "Ifs."
"If" by John Hartley
Changing the Hall of Rufus and the Keep
Of Windsor's terraced steep
For Guelderland horizons, silvery-blue;
The green deer-twinkling glades,
And long, long, avenues of the stately Loo.
"Willelmus Van Nassau" by Francis Turner Palgrave
O Dragon! change with me thy fate,
To me give up thy place and state,
And I will give thee mine:
I, left to think, and thou to feed!
My mind enlarged, thy body freed,
How bless'd my lot and thine!
"Ode To Dragon" by Hannah More
I dreamed not we should meet again;--
But fate was kind,
Once more my heart o'er fraught with pain,
To joy inclined.
It seemed thy soul had power to penetrate
My inmost self, changing at will my state.
"The Open Gates" by John Hartley

In news:

(AP) — The state fire marshal is urging Missourians to change the batteries in smoke detector s and carbon monoxide alarms this weekend.
Former Alaska Gov Sarah Palin called studies supporting global climate change a "bunch of snake oil science" Monday during a rare appearance in California, a state that has been at the forefront of environmental regulations.
How record numbers of Snowy Owl s spotted across southern Canada and the northern United States in the winter of 2011-12 changed prevailing opinions about the species.
The Chicago State University professor has a sweet smile, three graduate degrees, numerous awards and prize nominations for her writing, and a razor-sharp mind that is changing the face of speculative fiction.
Rank Institution State 2011 endowment value (in thousands) 2010 endowment value (in thousands) One-year change.
Winds of change blow away Oregon, Kansas State and lift spirits in South Bend for Notre Dame.
The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and health officials say the biggest changes have been in Oklahoma and a number of Southern states .
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will accept public comments through Dec 15 on proposed changes to the state's sportfishing rules.
The sex abuse scandal at Penn State University is spurring changes in Washington state.
Hillary Clinton yesterday emphasized the importance of experience while stumping in Iowa even as new evidence emerged showing voters in that state are more interested in change.
Why should moving to a different state change the power of your political voice.
Carri Jo Anderson joins the protest in front of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Pompano Beach, Fla. As views on homosexuality change, more states are challenging the federal definition of marriage (AP).
The state's largest health insurer plans to hit some members with sharp rate increases again next year, blaming changes from the health overhaul and rising medical costs.
Value-of-gain projections that account for future change in the marketplace offer a clearer picture of current opportunity, says Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University (KSU) ag economist, in a recent issue of In the Cattle Markets.
This change would amend the state constitution to require supermajority votes for such sweeteners , rather than a simple majority.
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In science:

For the sake of clarity we write only the component of the state that changes, in terms of the components of the old state.
SLDNFA-system
Often these chains make changes to parts of the state where the state has already been suitably randomized.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
The probability of acceptance of a trial state constructed from locally changing the current state is given by Eq. (118).
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
For the RFIM with a Gaussian distribution of fields, the ground state is non-degenerate, except for a two-fold degeneracy at certain values of the randomness, where the ground state changes, see Sec.
Specific-Heat Exponent of Random-Field Systems via Ground-State Calculations
Things are more complicated as the halt bit of the quantum machine might enter a superposition state and remain there while other parts of the output state describing the quantum machine continue to change.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
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