Usage examples for transitional

  1. Further west is the Transitional Norman church of St Anne, with curious capitals on the south side of the nave. – England of My Heart--Spring by Edward Hutton
  2. The builders began in the twelfth century to build the tower and transepts, which are Norman; then they proceeded with the nave, which is Transitional; and when they reached the choir, which is very large and fine, the style had merged into the Early English. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  3. Her mood was too restless and transitional to leave her long in love with comfort and folded hands. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. The love making of Charlotte and Vale provides another transitional " scene." – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  5. All bodily suffering and all physical ailments being ascribed to the influence of bad demons, or to the equally malevolent influence of persons who could by their control of the demons or in some other way throw a spell over the individual, Birth, Puberty, Marriage and Death as the four periods in life which may be regarded as critical and transitional are marked by popular customs and religious rites that follow mankind from primitive times down to our own days. – Babylonian-Assyrian Birth-Omens and Their Cultural Significance by Morris Jastrow
  6. The interior is wonderfully impressive, for it has nothing of the lightness and grace of the Transitional work in the Temple, and the heavy round arches opening into the circular aisle are supported by eight massive piers. – Beautiful Britain--Cambridge by Gordon Home
  7. I am in a transitional stage, your Majesty, and have not yet decided. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  8. The Laras, and those rural chieftains nominated by popular consent, possess a seat on the Supreme Council of the Dutch Government, thus forming the transitional element between Asiatic and European rule. – Through the Malay Archipelago by Emily Richings
  9. Obviously the use of metal rather than the older medium, wood, was a natural step, but in the process of changing from the wood to the iron- bodied bench plane there were many transitional suggestions that combined both materials. – Woodworking Tools 1600-1900 by Peter C. Welsh
  10. And so, as dawn dimmed the golden light of his lamps, Ivan, overcome with weariness, his exaltation fallen, the wine of his delight gone flat and stale, crept away to bed, passing into the transitional sleep whence he must wake to the noon- day light of the stolid, patient, working world. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  11. The nave, however, at least within, is late Norman if not Transitional, and the windows in the chancel are Norman and Early English. – England of My Heart--Spring by Edward Hutton
  12. Is it only a transitional literature? – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  13. As it appeared when that great Transitional choir was finished, Canterbury Cathedral remained till 1379. It is true that the north wall of the cloister and the lovely doorway in the north- east corner were built in the Early English time. – England of My Heart--Spring by Edward Hutton
  14. For the transitional state between riches and poverty will teach a lesson both as to the baseness and the goodness of human nature, and will impress that lesson with a searching force, such as no borrowed experience ever can approach. – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  15. It may be a kind of transitional zone, from one kind of material to another, or it may be a distinct layer. – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  16. This inference is amply confirmed in the geological record; fishes appeared before Amphibia and were connected with them by transitional forms. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  17. Things will doubtless right themselves in due course; it stands to reason that in this acute transitional stage the demoralizing effects of the new system should be more apparent than its inevitable benefits. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  18. Something of it no doubt was due to the inability of poet and philosopher to reconcile their new understanding of life and the universe with the old religious forms but more of it was likely due to some deep exhaustion of spiritual force, an exhaustion which has from time to time marked transitional periods in the development of cultures and civilizations. – Modern Religious Cults and Movements by Gaius Glenn Atkins
  19. First came what I hold to have been the transitional stage of the mother- age. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  20. You can only with extreme dimness conceive the force exerted on mountains in transitional states of movement. – The Ethics of the Dust by John Ruskin