1 A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquillity.
2 Company was irksome to me; when alone, I could fill my mind with the sights of heaven and earth; the voice of Henry soothed me, and I could thus cheat myself into a transitory peace.
3 These feelings are transitory; each day of expectation delayed fills them with fear, and I almost dread a mutiny caused by this despair.
4 It is only because our connection happens to be very transitory, and comes at a peculiarly mournful season, that I consent thus to render it so patient and compliant on my part.
5 I did not then know that it was no transitory blossom, but rather the radiant resemblance of one, cut in an indestructible gem.
6 'Yes, I think I see it now,' he said after some time, brightening in a quite transitory manner.
7 I thought in a transitory way of the oddness of wells still existing, and then resumed the thread of my speculations.
8 Fortunately, as regarded this circumstance at least, his painful past gave to his countenance an indelible sadness, and the glimmerings of gayety seen beneath this cloud were indeed but transitory.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
9 It was evident that, for this energetic and enthusiastic nature, this could only be a transitory state, and that, at the first shock against the inevitable complications of destiny, Marius would awaken.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—MARIUS GROWN UP