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  1. 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
  2. " These affections, I had read, are sometimes transitory and sometimes obstinate. – Green Tea; Mr. Justice Harbottle by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. What are the hopes, and fond desires Of mortals' transitory race? – The Bride of Messina A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Everything else in all our lives is transitory. – The Jericho Road by W. Bion Adkins
  15. 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
  16. Now leave Polly alone, and don't annoy her further with your transitory love. – Polly and Her Friends Abroad by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  17. 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
  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. 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
  20. 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
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