Example sentences for: alchemy

How can you use “alchemy” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Although the four-elements paradigm remained robust throughout antiquity and through the Middle Ages (during which a mystical tradition emerged proposing a fifth element, ruling the others, the socalled quintessence ), atomism fell out of favor for nearly two millennia until the quantitative philosophy of the early Enlightenment created a conceptual environment friendly to the metamorphosis of alchemy, through the chemical experiments of Robert Hooke, Isaac Newton, Joseph Priestley, Henry Cavendish, Antoine Lavoisier and others, into something like the chemistry we were all taught in high school.

  • Some genuine artists earlier in the century did inspired things with the found object and unleashed extraordinary images, but the spurious alchemy of lifting things unmediated from the common culture and plonking them down in the art gallery is truly exhausted now that it has become the academic norm.

  • Through a process of Hollywood alchemy, self-awareness transforms rubbish into lucrative nonrubbish.

  • Kosovo is performing a zoological alchemy on America's foreign policy leaders.

  • Beautiful old majolica vessels are the stars of an atmospheric re-creation of the pharmacy, and there are also informative displays on potions, practices, and alchemy in the Budapest of this era.

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