Example sentences for: alchemy

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

  • And it's probably true that psychological predisposition, as much as reason and intellect, leads dour characters like Paul Tsongas (and--until the other day--Bob Dole) to be preachers of sacrifice, while sunny characters like Jack Kemp become apologists for alchemy.

  • 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.

  • Tanenhaus submits Chambers to a genteel alchemy in which the wonderfully low is transmuted to the dismally high, and vitality is traded for status.

  • 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.

  • There is a certain charm seen in working the alchemy of language, and we can well appreciate it in the context of artistic license.


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