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 (trăn′sĭ-tôr′ē, trăn′zĭ-)
Existing or lasting only a short time; short-lived or temporary: "the disorder of his life: the succession of cities, of transitory loves" (Carson McCullers).

[Middle English transitorie, from Old French transitoire, from Late Latin trānsitōrius, from Latin, having a passageway, from trānsitus, passage; see transit.]

tran′si·to′ri·ly adv.
tran′si·to′ri·ness n.
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The speaker now wistfully apostrophizes summer, which is synonymous with the poet's youth, for both summer and youth shine gloriously yet transitorily. In the summer of 1948, Merwin first left the United States for Europe at the age of twenty-one, and that summer serves as the prototype on which all later poems on summer are modeled.
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Kin, country, and totems are considered parts of a person (Wilkins 1993:74), and it is these parts of the self that, captured by the brilliance of the design, transitorily emerge from within the body through the skin.
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The Castle of Otranto is undoubtedly exploitative with its various objects of horror that are simply there, not for the advancement of the plot, but for the facile thrill they may transitorily offer.
Importantly, a study showed that PI and transitorily infected animals were still present in vaccinated herds, indicating that vaccination alone is insufficient for eliminating infection (DEZEN et al., 2013).
When networks do not cover the entire national territory, either transitorily, or due to license conditions, the number of operators required to increase coverage beyond the licensed zone, entails national roaming agreements.
In this way, a counterfactual that changes the average growth rate regime implicitly considers an alternate history that changes factors that persistently alter consumption dynamics--such as financial constraints, fiscal policy, or changes in productivity--rather than those that only transitorily alter consumption growth, such as weather.