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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

Love is a strange emotion. It is ever evolving. Lust is transient. With time, one realizes that love and togetherness are two different things. Very few people are lucky enough to experience the two emotions simultaneously.
Randeep Hooda

Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!
Walter Savage Landor

Hence, even in the domain of natural science the aid of the experimental method becomes indispensable whenever the problem set is the analysis of transient and impermanent phenomena, and not merely the observation of persistent and relatively constant objects.
Wilhelm Wundt

I think character is permanent, and issues are transient.
James Stockdale
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Transient Translations

transient in Spanish is perecedero
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