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How to explain the metamorphosis seemed for a time a mystery.

The metamorphosis excites in the beholder an emotion of joy.

Now the metamorphosis was reversed: need it be wondered if I were sad?

I was handsome, and my vanity was sensibly tickled by the metamorphosis.

We see “the metamorphosis of a practical object into an unpractical one.”

It bears no mark which would indicate a future metamorphosis into a beetle.

Ever since Eleanor's high-handed departure she had been undergoing a metamorphosis.

Venus herself is not the more comforted by this metamorphosis.

Even the undemonstrative Wanaha exclaimed at the metamorphosis.

The metamorphosis is effected not far from the centre of the trunk.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "change of form or shape," especially by witchcraft, from Latin metamorphosis, from Greek metamorphosis "a transforming, a transformation," from metamorphoun "to transform, to be transfigured," from meta- "change" (see meta-) + morphe "form" (see Morpheus). Biological sense is from 1660s. As the title of Ovid's work, late 14c., Metamorphoseos, from Latin Metamorphoses (plural).

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