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Sea change   /si tʃeɪndʒ/   Listen
Sea change

A profound transformation.

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"Sea change" Quotes from Famous Books

... who, by keenness of brain and force of character, has carved out a fortune of hundreds of millions. In short, an industrial and financial magnate of the first water and of the finest type to be found in the United States. Essentially a moral man, his rigid New England morality has suffered a sea change and developed into the morality of the master-man of affairs, equally rigid, equally uncompromising, but essentially Jesuitical in that he believes in doing wrong that right may come of it. He is absolutely certain that civilization ...
— Theft - A Play In Four Acts • Jack London

... father lies, Of his bones are coral made: Those are pearls that were his eyes, Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea change, Into something rich and strange. Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell— Hark! I now I hear them, ding-dong ...
— Characters of Shakespeare's Plays • William Hazlitt

... undergone a sea change; she's learned to do her hair decently, and I've actually persuaded her that while it's quite right to let her light so shine before men, it's different with her nose, and you can't think what a dusting of flesh-colored powder does for her! And I've got her out of blue serge ...
— Jane Journeys On • Ruth Comfort Mitchell

Words linked to "Sea change" :   shift, transformation, transmutation

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