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 Meanings and Examples of TRANSIENT
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 a.  momentary; temporary; staying for short time
Classic Sentence:
1  The blood rushed in anger to the countenance of Richard; but it was the first transient emotion, and his sense of justice instantly subdued it.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
2  Fires of the last-mentioned materials were rare, and though comparatively small in magnitude beside the transient blazes, now began to get the best of them by mere long continuance.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
3  The scarlet of her lips had not had time to abate, and just now it appeared still more intense by the absence of the neighbouring and more transient colour of her cheek.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 4 The Halt on the Turnpike Road
4  She went indoors in that peculiar state of misery which is not exactly grief, and which especially attends the dawnings of reason in the latter days of an ill-judged, transient love.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman
5  But the fact that he had in this transient, trivial life made, as it seemed to him, a few trivial mistakes tortured him as though the eternal salvation in which he believed had no existence.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 25
6  One reason perhaps is, that not one in fifty of the actual disasters and deaths by casualties in the fishery, ever finds a public record at home, however transient and immediately forgotten that record.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
7  He is so pure and poetic that my relations with him, transient as they were, have been one of the sweetest comforts to my poor heart, which has already suffered so much.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXV
8  And thus the land-owners, despite their marvellous efforts, are really a transient class, continually being depleted by those who fall back into the class of renters or metayers, and augmented by newcomers from the masses.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In VIII
9  Now Dilcey occupied one, and the other two were in constant use by a stream of miserable and ragged transients.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
10  But the tie which, through their common calamity, had united the feelings of these simple dwellers in the woods with the strangers who had thus transiently visited them, was not so easily broken.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 33
Example Sentence:
1  And then she would pout like a disappointed child; a pensive cloud would soften her radiant vivacity; she would withdraw her hand hastily from his, and turn in transient petulance from his aspect, at once so heroic and so martyr-like.
2  Lexy's joy at finding the perfect Christmas gift for Phil was transient, she still had to find presents for the cousins and Uncle Bob.
3  Loss of consciousness, headaches, transient memory loss, slowed cognition, ringing in the ears and nausea are just a few of the symptoms that may or may not be present at the time of an injury.
4  A glass of whisky has only a transient warming effect.
5  It's an organization set up to provide money and help for transients.