Definition of 'transitory'
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Not all coaches would have favoured the permanence of class over the transitory nature of form. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His explanations have invariably emphasised the transitory nature of the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It may be that there is something inherently transitory in this vanished form. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The automobile is no more than a transitory phenomenon. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But he was more than a transitory pop culture phenomenon. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The main reason is inherent in the transitory nature of the Government he was asked to form a year ago. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Given the transitory nature of its effects, it is worth weighing up very carefully all the pros and cons before going ahead. The A-Z of Beauty Treatment (1994)So the transitory nature of American sport produces a transitory fixture in a foreign city and anyone who reads one atom of significance into it is crazy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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