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noun as in mortality

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This sort of transience highlights one reason that organizing fast-food workers is so tricky.

From Eater

In “Antiquities,” the latest of her many books, Ozick employs her virtuosic literary style to weave an enigmatic tale about the ephemeral nature of memory and the transience of life.

Given the transience of his career, few probably realize that only 29 NFL players have thrown for more yards than Fitzpatrick’s 34,977 or that he’s 35th all-time with 223 touchdown passes.

The placenta may not have the same genetic checks and balances that other human cells do because of its inherent transience, he said.

When I think of them, I also think of the transience of all this and the importance of doing what you can while you can.

Perhaps most remarkable of all in the age of transience, he has only played for one team.

The transience of our lives is one of the things that makes it valuable.

At last he had found permanence in a life where heretofore had been naught but transience.

He put his pain with the transience of her youth and condescended to her so that he need not take note of himself.

It was like a reminder of the transience of the thing he sought, a challenge rousing him to assert its immortality.

Is it, perhaps, a taunt from some one who wishes to remind me of the transience of my office?

This was now the reality; this great stone cathedral slumbering there in its mass, which knew no transience nor heard any denial.


On this page you'll find 575 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to transience, such as: conciseness, concision, condensation, crispness, curtness, and economy.

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