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  • v  elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
  • v  change completely the nature or appearance of
    The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman
    Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection

  • Using it to transfigure a profane countenance, Leonardo gave to woman's soul that idealization which Greece had given to her features.
  • It is the movie's often awesome imagery and a bravely soaring choral score by James Horner that transfigure the reality, granting it the status of necessary myth.
  • A book that persuades you on every page of the power of the imagination to transfigure, to console, to destroy and to create above all to create fictions as magnificent as this .

  • Arnold Eisen in New York Jewish Week
    We remain committed to our core mission and core values even as we using these challenging times as an opportunity to transfigure and innovate,Eisen added. "JTS entered this period of uncertainty in sound financial condition, and we are...
  • President Fidel V Ramos in
    Ramos said it was not too late for to "transform, transcend and transfigure."
  • Whitney Balliett in International Herald Tribune
    Some songs on the album reflect a Mexican legend when people can transfigure either into a jaguar, a black dog, or a serpent. The process for this album began with the song 'Skeletons,' which is about the mysticism of the relationship between man... Lila Downs The Star-Ledger - Sep 9, 2008 101486 134658 transfixed Writing about the drummer Sidney Big Sid" Catlett, Balliett said: "One was transfixed by the easy motion of his arms, the pulse-like rigidity of his body, and the soaring of his huge hands, which reduced the drumsticks to pencils."

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