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adjective as in temporary

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adjective as in brief

adjective as in fleeting

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The Fed has assured us that it’s all transitory … I remain concerned that they put themselves in a position of being behind the curve if they’re wrong.

Still, observers hunting for evidence that this inflation is transitory, a passing fad of economic recovery and diminishing federal aid, or becoming a structural obstacle to price stability, will not settle their debate.

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I think markets are concerned about the economy after much of the fiscal stimulus wanes in a few months and agree that current inflation is transitory.

The Federal Reserve’s insistence that recent inflation figures were transitory and that any changes to monetary policy wouldn’t be necessary until the economy showed far more substantial progress has kept rates at bay for months.

Confusion stems from lack of consensus as to whether we are about to have significant inflation versus those who believe the Fed’s view that inflation will be transitory.

A yellow rose, given by Roger to Jane, became a symbol of the transitory stage of their marriage.

At a later point in the note, Panetta writes, “CIA retains the authority to detain individuals on a short-term transitory basis.”

And though topical humor tends to be transitory, a really bad gag can take on a life of its own and curdle a political career.

Popular songs are transitory in nature, and it is the tune, rather than the words, that makes an impression.

Therefore, if you are still attached to the transitory things of this life, disengage your heart from them now.

But everything in this world is fleeting and transitory, and therefore it is not easy to arrive at truth.

On addition of potassium cyanide a transitory red color appeared which reappeared on shaking with air.

There are those who think that this excitement among the people will prove transitory and evanescent.


On this page you'll find 58 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to transitory, such as: momentary, transient, impermanent, and temporal.

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