metamorphose into

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metamorphose into

To change into a drastically different form, appearance, or character; to undergo a transformation into someone or something new. Few would believe these this ugly, creepy little larvae could metamorphose into the cute ladybugs we all know and love. After the massive investment, the small start-up company metamorphosed into a huge operation with a sizeable global influence.

metamorphose into something

to transform into something. This ugly caterpillar will surely metamorphose into something beautiful At about eighteen, Wally metamorphosed into a reasonably handsome young man.
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I found the outer front courtyard, often mentioned here, metamorphosed into a butter shop; and I then almost gave up every brick of the jail for lost.
He wanted to be a poet, and he was one; he now wished to be a merry chirping bird: but when he was metamorphosed into one, the former peculiarities ceased immediately.
To save something toward the repayment of those creditors was the object toward which he was now bending all his thoughts and efforts; and under the influence of this all-compelling demand of his nature, the somewhat profuse man, who hated to be stinted or to stint any one else in his own house, was gradually metamorphosed into the keen-eyed grudger of morsels.
From an Alaskan hero he was metamorphosed into an Alaskan bully, liar, desperado, and all around "bad Man." Not content with this, lies upon lies, out of whole cloth, were manufactured about him.
And ten pounds, metamorphosed into quart bottles of beer, reared an immense and radiant vision, very like a brewery, inside his head.
"The final sign that Hatch has metamorphosed into a social-issue moderate came last week when he decided not only to support human cloning for research, but also to help lead the charge for it with Sen.
This public sphere has long since metamorphosed into a spectacle encompassing the entire globe, in which anyone can take on the role of star--for a limited amount of time (fifteen minutes, it's been said).
Dietrich now reports laboratory data showing that "doses below 16 [micro]g/l copper cause deformities and reduce activity in larval clams." Not only did the young mollusks stop swimming, but when they metamorphosed into their adult form, many exhibited shell and foot defects.
If the myth of Pygmalion is an inversion of that of the Medusa and a variation on the myth of Narcissus, it is no less a type of Ovid's fable of Deucalion and Pyrrha.(17) After the flood, as Ovid tells, the only human beings to survive were Deucalion and Pyrrha, who, praying to the goddess Themis, were told to toss behind them the stones of the earth, which would then be metamorphosed into human beings.
At once a sociopolitical fable and a love story, the novel is narrated from a mud puddle by a masseuse in a beauty parlor who has metamorphosed into a pig and whose increased appetite for food and sex leads to a series of bizarre, often farcical, escapades.
Ratings soared and the show and its characters and situations have metamorphosed into a near-mythic cultural phenomenon.
Both Harmonia and Cadmus were ultimately metamorphosed into snakes.
His best-known adult books are Turtle Diary (1975), made into a movie, about two lonely people who conspire to liberate a sea turtle from a zoo; and Riddley Walker (1981), about a twelve-year-old in the distant postnuclear future, when the English language has metamorphosed into a sinister simplicity.
Gorbachev, who insists he remains a committed socialist, has metamorphosed into an all-purpose internationalist promoting a range of world-government related issues from his leftist think tank, the Gorbachev Foundation.
Adam's ingeniously used prop, a small white cloth that metamorphosed into a stage-covering blanket, became a token of fragility and evanescence.