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Sample sentences for the GRE study word transition

transition can be used as a verb
transition can be used as a noun

1.There was no sensible transition from one state of mind to the other. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
2.And how now or at any time each serves the exquisite transition of death. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
3.The transition was an unheard-of one. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.But Queequeg, do you see, was a creature in the transition stage--neither caterpillar nor butterfly. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
5.There was only one stage in the transition from coldness to inspiration, at which work was possible. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
6.With all the eagerness which such a transition gives, Emma resolved to be out of doors as soon as possible. - from Emma by Jane Austen
7.But a third series of ideas turned upon the question how to effect this transition from the old life to the new. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8.cries," and the transition from the direct to the obliqu. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
9.The transition to the sport of window-breaking, and thence to the plundering of public-houses, was easy and natural. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
10.As it is, these transitions from one key into another please and surprise one, and are very effective. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
11.The actors in the mimic life of the theatre, are blind to violent transitions and abrupt impulses of passion or feeling, which, presented before the eyes of mere spectators, are at once condemned as outrageous and preposterous. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
12.As I was to learn, the Martian nights are extremely cold, and as there is practically no twilight or dawn, the changes in temperature are sudden and most uncomfortable, as are the transitions from brilliant daylight to darkness. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
13.The transitions in real life from well-spread boards to death-beds, and from mourning-weeds to holiday garments, are not a whit less startling only, there, we are busy actors, instead of passive lookers-on, which makes a vast difference. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
14.She paused, and overstepping the sombre transitions that undoubtedly existed in her mind, she resumed with a heartrending smile-. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
15.At this a sudden change evidently took place in the princess' ideas her thin lips grew white, though her eyes did not change, and her voice when she began to speak passed through such transitions as she herself evidently did not expect. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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