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noun. ['ˈtrænʒənt'] one who stays for only a short time.
Rhymes with Transient
How do you pronounce transient?
Pronounce transient as ˈtrænʒənt.
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Sentences with transient
They are transient animals that may take shelter under your deck for a short time.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Any meaning in life is not permanent but becomes transient in the light of new knowledge.
Quotes about transient
1. Among young people, often a key factor in them committing suicide is the trauma of transient relationships. They throw themselves into a friendship or network of friendships, then it collapses and they're desolate.
- Vincent Nichols
2. When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.
- George Bernard Shaw, Getting Married
3. Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
- Charles Baudelaire
adjective. ['ˈtrænʒənt'] of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind.
adjective. ['ˈtrænʒənt'] lasting a very short time.
noun. ['ˈtrænʒənt'] (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load.