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Word: transient

Definition: staying for a short time; momentary; temporary; N: one that is transient


Sentences Containing 'transient'

For the most part we allow only outlying and transient circumstances to make our occasions.
It indicates better than any water hereabouts the absolute progress of the season, being least affected by transient changes of temperature.
It is unusually hard, owing to the recent severe but transient cold, and all watered or waved like a palace floor.
Mr. of Georgia or of Massachusetts, all transient and fleeting phenomena, till I am ready to leap from their court yard like the Mameluke bey.
We had transient ambitions of other sorts, but they were only transient.
It is satisfactory, as showing how transient such impressions are, to remember that the greatest discovery ever made by man, namely, the law of the attraction of gravity, was also attacked by Leibnitz, "as subversive of natural, and inferentially of revealed, religion."
I can recollect, indeed, to have speculated, at odd times, on the possibility of my not being taught any more, or cared for any more; and growing up to be a shabby, moody man, lounging an idle life away, about the village; as well as on the feasibility of my getting rid of this picture by going away somewhere, like the hero in a story, to seek my fortune: but these were transient visions, daydreams I sat looking at sometimes, as if they were faintly painted or written on the wall of my room, and which, as they melted away, left the wall blank again.
One reason perhaps is, that not one in fifty of the actual disasters and deaths by casualties in the fishery, ever finds a public record at home, however transient and immediately forgotten that record.
It may have been a flash of honesty in him; or mere prudential policy which, under the circumstance, imperiously forbade the slightest symptom of open disaffection, however transient, in the important chief officer of his ship.

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