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Definition of Transient

Transient

  1. Passing before the sight or perception, or, as it were, moving over or across a space or scene viewed, and then disappearing; hence, of short duration; not permanent; not lasting or durable; not stationary; passing; fleeting; brief; transitory; as, transient pleasure.
  2. Hasty; momentary; imperfect; brief; as, a transient view of a landscape.
  3. Staying for a short time; not regular or permanent; as, a transient guest; transient boarders.
  4. That which remains but for a brief time.

Transient Quotations

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.
Robert Green Ingersoll

History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior.
Vladimir Putin

God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.
Baruch Spinoza

Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
Charles Baudelaire

Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; Improve each moment as it flies!
St. Jerome
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Transient Translations

transient in Spanish is perecedero

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