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convert

(kŏn-vĕrt′) [L. convertere, to turn around]
In cardiology, to change an arrhythmia to a normal heart rhythm, either spontaneously or with drugs or electricity.
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Poor Molly's tears were dropping fast by this time, and in her desperation at the lively movement of the beer-stream towards Alick's legs, she was converting her apron into a mop, while Mrs.
I am astonished," said Mazarin, -- quite delighted at having recovered his memory, and bristling with malice -- "I am astonished, Monsieur -- Athos -- that a Frondeur like you should have accepted a mission for the Mazarin, as used to be said in the good old times " And Mazarin began to laugh, in spite of a painful cough, which cut short his sentences, converting them into sobs.
He was one of those aboriginals of Canada who had partially conformed to the habits of civilization and the doctrines of Christianity, under the influence of the French colonists and the Catholic priests; who seem generally to have been more successful in conciliating, taming, and converting the savages, than their English and Protestant rivals.
Newman's imagination began to glow with the idea of converting his bright, impracticable friend into a first-class man of business.
Another had the faculty of converting the common metals into gold, without even looking at them during the process.
Smallweed's favourite adjective of disparagement is so close to his tongue that he begins the words "my dear friend" with the monosyllable "brim," thus converting the possessive pronoun into brimmy and appearing to have an impediment in his speech.
The majority had contented themselves with holding the memory of Rolande sacred, and converting her rags into relics.
It was true enough that he was sometimes naive to a degree in his curiosity; but he was also an excessively cunning gentleman, and the prince was almost converting him into an enemy by his repeated rebuffs.
They were loaded with hose, and were passing to the trainful of workers who were converting Prospect Park into an airship dock.
And as it always happens in contests of cunning that a stupid person gets the better of cleverer ones, Helene- having realized that the main object of all these words and all this trouble was, after converting her to Catholicism, to obtain money from her for Jesuit institutions (as to which she received indications)- before parting with her money insisted that the various operations necessary to free her from her husband should be performed.
This prospect of converting votes was a dangerous distraction to Mr.
If I know anything of human nature, she will seize the opportunity as a means of converting you to a belief in the Second Sight.