transitory

[t_ɹ_ˈa_n_s_ɪ_t_ə_ɹ_ɪ], [tɹˈansɪtəɹɪ], [tɹˈansɪtəɹɪ]

Antonyms for transitory:

durable, dateless, abiding, numberless, lifelong, endless, perpetual, long-drawn-out, immeasurable, far, changeless, unending, long, timeless, extended, marathon, lengthy, steady, Indefectible, boundless, lasting, deathless, innumerable, unfathomable, long-term, immortal, permanent, unbounded, eternal, countless, infinite, stable, unlimited, unvarying, unchanging, stationary, limitless, undying, imperishable, unfading, everlasting, continuing, constant, unmeasured, unconditioned, persistent, long-lived, ceaseless, great, indestructible, inextinguishable, measureless, enduring, illimitable.


Definitions of transitory:

  1.   Brief; continuing but a short time; fleeting; passing. – 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.   Passing away; not abiding. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4.   Passing without continuance; speedly vanishing; fleeting. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   TRANSITORINESS. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   enduring a very short time; " the ephemeral joys of childhood"; " a passing fancy"; " youth's transient beauty"; " love is transitory but at is eternal"; " fugacious blossoms" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   Existing for a short time only; transient. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8.   Continuing only for a short time; not enduring; fleeting; evanescent. – Newage Dictionary DB
  9.   Transitorily. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10.   Going or passing away: lasting for a short time: speedily vanishing. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Quotes for transitory:

  1. Our abode in this world is transitory our life therein is but a loan, our breaths are numbered and our indolence is manifest. – Abu Bakr
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. From a Christian point of view of course we do want a peaceful world, and I think September 11 did actually make people aware not only of vulnerability and how transitory life is, but there are forces of good and honor and justice which speak to us of God and his love for us. – George Carey
  5. Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores. – Charles Caleb Colton
  6. Our pleasance here is all vain glory, This false world is but transitory – William Dunbar
  7. 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
  8. All things are only transitory – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  9. Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art. The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal, which Christ's religion illuminates with His divine light. – Franz Liszt
  10. Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth, name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day. – Ramakrishna
  11. I came to feel very, very sentimental about those sets, which is ludicrous, because they represent everything which is transitory and insubstantial. It's absurd that one should feel sentimental about timber and canvas. – Patrick Stewart

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. “ " These affections, I had read, are sometimes transitory and sometimes obstinate. ” – Green Tea; Mr. Justice Harbottle by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
  4. By this, as by a fiery trial, we are taught humility, repentance, contempt of the world, and the true value of all its favors and enjoyments; that these are dangerous, transitory and perishing, and can give no solid comfort to the distressed soul. ” – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  5. “ I suppose he is like most of the American poets, who are shadows of the true, as flat as a shadow, as colourless as a shadow, as lifeless and as transitory – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  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. What are the hopes, and fond desires Of mortals' transitory race? ” – The Bride of Messina A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  9. It is only the heaviest and most continuous suffering, and not a transitory plague by locusts, which can justify the call in i. ” – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  10. “ 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
  11. 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
  12. Everything else in all our lives is transitory – The Jericho Road by W. Bion Adkins
  13. When he paid his first call in Eaton Terrace he did notice that she had considerably, indeed completely, dried up, and was therefore to that extent improved, but she still remained for him just Lucy's aunt,- somebody who poured out the tea, and who unfortunately hardly ever went out of the room; a necessary, though luckily a transitory evil. ” – Vera by Elisabeth von Arnim
  14. 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
  15. The only conclusion we can come to is, that some of the most important experiences of the transitory Communities have not been surrendered to history. ” – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  16. Some phrases, which could possess only a transitory and local interest, have been omitted; instead of the newspaper report of the Archbishop of York's address, his Grace's subsequently published pamphlet On the Limits of Philosophical inquiry is quoted, and I have, here and there, endeavoured to express my meaning more fully and clearly than I seem to have done in speaking- if I may judge by sundry criticisms upon what I am supposed to have said, which have appeared. ” – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  17. “ A great many people are carried along by their impulses, their transitory emotions, which are not, properly speaking, feelings at all. ” – The Master-Knot of Human Fate by Ellis Meredith
  18. 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
  19. Now leave Polly alone, and don't annoy her further with your transitory love. ” – Polly and Her Friends Abroad by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  20. “ 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

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