Transient

Definition of Transient

Tran´sient
a.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.
What is loose love? A transient gust.
- Pope
If [we love] transitory things, which soon decay,
Age must be loveliest at the latest day.
- Donne.
n.1.That which remains but for a brief time.

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