sea change


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sea change

n.
1. A change caused by the sea: "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" (Shakespeare).
2. A marked transformation: "The script suffered considerable sea changes, particularly in structure" (Harold Pinter).

sea change

n
a seemingly magical change, as brought about by the action of the sea
[coined by Shakespeare, in Ariel's song 'Full Fathom Five' in The Tempest (1611)]

sea′ change`


n.
a major transformation or alteration.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea change - a profound transformation
transformation, transmutation, shift - a qualitative change
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There is a sea change taking place at home and abroad, and our young are not exempt from the winds of change that they can feel in their brave bones as they witness their peers struggle in fraternal movements of resistance.
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