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- n. The characteristic of being temporary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being temporary; -- opposed to perpetuity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being temporary; transitoriness: opposed to permanence and perpetuity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of lasting only a short time
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This is a significant change from the kind of temporariness ascribed by some social network users to their accounts today (see danah boyd).
One of these is the Vanitas panting, a type of symbolic work of art meant for humanity to reflect upon the temporariness of life and morality.
Ed Hardy's clothing line of pop culture art is a major thematic [u][b]ed hardy UK[/u][/b] expression of coolness and informality as a remedy to a world gone mad with materialism, consumerism, temporariness, immorality and mental insanity.
I realize the Jewish belief in the temporariness of the diaspora was and often still is the basis of accusations of dual loyalty.
Links: data.govt, temporariness, paywall wait | The Evolving Newsroom says:
Temporary art is something that I've always been drawn to, with a particular appreciation *for* its temporariness.
Tokyo has recruited foreigners for work-study schemes and training programs designed to "perpetuate the myth of temporariness," says Wayne Cornelius, an immigration expert at the University of California, San Diego.
The three of us will have a few minutes of silence here while we think of the passing of a dog, and the love and joy and temporariness of dogdom.
Yet there was a strange air of temporariness to it, as if it might vanish in the wink of an eye.
Don't believe for one minute any talk of temporariness by the Bush Administration - you know that won't be true even if they really do think it's true.