Thesaurus / transience


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.WITH ‘ANTIQUITIES,’ CYNTHIA OZICK IS AS VIBRANT ON THE PAGE AS EVERDIANE COLEAPRIL 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.RYAN FITZPATRICK, WASHINGTON’S TEMPORARY QB FIX, HAS MASTERED THE ART OF BEING AN NFL NOMADLES CARPENTERAPRIL 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The placenta may not have the same genetic checks and balances that other human cells do because of its inherent transience, he said.NEW GENOMIC STUDY OF PLACENTA FINDS DEEP LINKS TO CANCERMAX KOZLOVAPRIL 8, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
At last he had found permanence in a life where heretofore had been naught but transience.THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
He put his pain with the transience of her youth and condescended to her so that he need not take note of himself.NARCISSUSEVELYN SCOTT
It was like a reminder of the transience of the thing he sought, a challenge rousing him to assert its immortality.THE DIVINE FIREMAY SINCLAIR
Is it, perhaps, a taunt from some one who wishes to remind me of the transience of my office?MYSTERY AT GENEVAROSE MACAULAY
This was now the reality; this great stone cathedral slumbering there in its mass, which knew no transience nor heard any denial.THE RAINBOWD. H. (DAVID HERBERT) LAWRENCE
With incredible transience another of those brief interruptions of darkness which in London in winter are called days was ending.THE PRETTY LADY ARNOLD E. BENNETT
Permanence, transience—Sir Ferdinando and his privies were gone, Crome still stood.CROME YELLOWALDOUS HUXLEY


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