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Definitions of transitory

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

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Usage examples for transitory

  1. 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
  2. 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
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