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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRANSIT

That meant that the news was important, for such means of transit were expensive.

My passenger had been making remarks in transit, but I paid no attention to them.

The transit of the moon has been observed with much success.

This is half watering-place and half port of transit to the opposite coast.

The railroads of Italy are, at present, very poor in all facilities of transit.

If I had a transit, I could determine that by a vertical angle,––triangulation.

Perhaps the tape was fuzzy or it may have been fogged in transit by radiation.

When it got into a drove on their transit, the loss was heavy.

The news crossed the Channel to Antwerp, and had grown in the transit.

The place of transit from one river to the other was known for years as the Portage.

WORD ORIGIN

"act or fact of passing across or through," mid-15c., from Latin transitus, past participle of transire "go or cross over" (see transient). Meaning "public transporation" is attested from 1873.

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