alter beyond (all) recognition

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alter beyond (all) recognition

To change so much or so dramatically as to now be unfamiliar or unrecognizable. She had shown me some early drafts, but her final copy was really altered beyond all recognition.

change, alter, etc. beyond/out of (all) recogˈnition

change, etc. such a lot that people do not recognize you, it, etc: I went back to Birmingham after 20 years and it had changed beyond all recognition.She had changed beyond all recognition since I last saw her.
See also: beyond, of, out, recognition
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King's Lane altered beyond recognition in the late 1920s, when the area was developed with semi-detached houses.
Marilyn's life has been altered beyond recognition and her son and daughter-inlaw are still suffering from the effects of that day.
Once they are demolished, altered beyond recognition of their colorful past, they're gone forever, he said.
45pm on Thursday and after it has wreaked 90 minutes of havoc our whole landscape will have been altered beyond recognition.
When this photo was taken in 1959, the house was more than 120 years old, though altered beyond recognition from its original Federal-style, single-family form circa 1830.
Protesters point out that acres of green fields will be lost forever and the complexion of the Royal Town altered beyond recognition.
The whole world of communications has altered beyond recognition.
Education in Wales has altered beyond recognition in the 60 years since the coronation.
But five months later, the Irish League landscape, and Linfield's fortunes, have been altered beyond recognition.
Failure over the years to take action to protect the conservation area means that many of the 440 early- 20th century workers' homes have been altered beyond recognition, city planning committee chairman Peter Douglas Osborn admitted.
But if chemicals can help someone specifically forget painful or traumatic memories, it may be irrelevant whether the memories are entirely erased or are just altered beyond recognition, Eichenbaum adds.
And that goes some distance toward explaining how this artist's practice has remained viable for four decades, demonstrating critical promise, even as the cultural context in which he worked--and continues to work--has altered beyond recognition.
Oz abolished its decades-old protectionist media laws in October and, although the new laws don't come into effect until the New Year, the media landscape is already altered beyond recognition.
Systems needed to be upgraded, ad hoe renovations marred the original construction, and some of the architectural features had been altered beyond recognition.
The survey will include hundreds of great Irish houses and estates, many of which have disappeared or been altered beyond recognition.