transitory

[ tran-si-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -zi- ]SEE DEFINITION OF transitory

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In the strength of his constancy, the Pyramids seem to him recent and transitory.

For this kingdom which is transitory and of the earth I do not greatly care.

The effect of his words, on me, was neither slight nor transitory.

All were as transitory as smoke, as illusionary as the opium-eater's mid-day dream.

But if the mania arise from causes which are transitory, then there is no ground for alarm.

Prefer knowledge to wealth; for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.

Every impulse given to the masses is, in its nature, spasmodic and transitory.

Grief, with the Countess, was usually a passionate, but also a transitory feeling.

The doctor, whom she met there, said that this state of calm was very possibly only transitory.

He wished to show up their way of thinking, which clings to the transitory only.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French transitoire (12c.), from Late Latin transitorius "passing, transient," from Latin, "allowing passage through," from transitus, past participle of transire "go or cross over" (see transient).

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