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Definitions of transitory:

  1.   Transitorily. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Passing without continuance; lasting a short time. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Going or passing away: lasting for a short time: speedily vanishing. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   TRANSITORINESS. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Passing without continuance; speedly vanishing; fleeting. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   Brief; continuing but a short time; fleeting; passing. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   Passing away; not abiding. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for transitory:

  1. Modernity is the transitory the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected. – Charles Baudelaire
  2. Modernity signifies the transitory the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art of which the other half is the eternal and the immutable. – Charles Baudelaire
  3. Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores. – Charles Caleb Colton
  4. A golf course is the epitome of all that is purely transitory in the universe; a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible. – Jean Giraudoux
  5. Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth, name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day. – Ramakrishna

Usage examples for transitory:

  1. In defense of the genuineness of the psychotic manifestations of these patients, I would recall again the transitory mental disturbances of students undergoing examinations. ” – Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck
  2. But the prosecuting attorney's first questions served to give Joe a measure of ease; this was transitory however, as he seemed to stand alone in the presence of some imminent personal danger when Moxlow asked: " Where were you on the night of the twenty- seventh of November at six o'clock?" ” – The Just and the Unjust by Vaughan Kester
  3. With musket in one hand to retain political power, and pen in the other to undo the Reconstruction legislation, they soon deprived the black millions of all their transitory political and civil rights. ” – The Negro and the elective franchise. A Series Of Papers And A Sermon (The American Negro Academy. Occasional Papers, No. 11.) by Archibald H. Grimké, Charles C. Cook, John Hope, John L. Love, Kelly Miller, and Rev. Frank J. Grimké
  4. Yet the fact stood in history as big as a mountain that the Church always failed when making concessions of her spirit to any temporary power, and when not making concessions as to the visible forms and transitory shapes of human societies. ” – The Agony of the Church (1917) by Nikolaj Velimirovic
  5. All had a reckless, more or less debauched air, and the women in particular struck Thomas- a transitory flash though his glance was- as wearing a look of defiance towards all that the world deemed propriety. ” – The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant by Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  6. Whether Buddhas arise, O priests, or whether Buddhas do not arise, it remains a fact and the fixed and necessary constitution of being, that all its constituents are transitory – The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry
  7. In the transitory population of the " pen" no one stayed long enough to give her another name; and no one ever stayed short enough to give her another one. ” – Balcony Stories by Grace E. King
  8. “ I have the honor of an old acquaintance, and entertain, in common with you, a very high esteem for the few English persons who are concerned in the government of Ireland; but I am not ignorant of the relation these transitory ministers bear to the more settled Irish part of your administration. ” – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  9. “ " These affections, I had read, are sometimes transitory and sometimes obstinate. ” – Green Tea; Mr. Justice Harbottle by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
  10. “ I took it to London to a skilful man, and had it as well repaired as its age would admit of; and it has gone ever since, though not with the greatest accuracy; for what could be expected of an old death's- head, the most transitory thing in creation? ” – The Seaboard Parish Volume 1 by George MacDonald