transitoriness love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being transitory; short continuance; evanescence; transientness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being transitory; speedy passage or departure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being transitory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying

Etymologies

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From transitory +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The transitoriness is the same, and the eternal consequences are eternal alike in both; and yet there is a very solemn sense in which the one man's life has utterly perished, and the other's abides.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Isaiah and Jeremiah

  • But loving-kindness is not coloured with that transitoriness which is the irremediable defect of love.

    The Summing Up

  • Reflecting her fascination with what might be called "transitoriness," how things change over time, these lamps, tables, chairs and fountains explore how found objects can actually rediscover new life and beauty under her hands. about me

    Mosaic Art Source

  • And, even if it cannot efface golden memories of the one he did at Stratford in 1958 and is a bit short on festive exuberance, it catches perfectly the play's melancholy and preoccupation with time, transitoriness and loss.

    Twelfth Night - review | Theatre | Michael Billington

  • Like any good romantic, he regularly reflects on the yearning for love, the consolations of nature, the transitoriness of all things and the deep yet moonlit loneliness of life.

    Giving new voice to Leopardi's songs of love and longing

  • Like any good romantic, he regularly reflects on the yearning for love, the consolations of nature, the transitoriness of all things and the deep yet moonlit loneliness of life.

    Giving new voice to Leopardi's songs of love and longing

  • Great Regulars: Whereas we tend to consign a dark, bittersweet nostalgia to the all-encompassing dustbin of sentimentality, the Hispanic sensibility has saved it as a poignant and durable feeling relating to the transitoriness of life.

    Great Regulars: Whereas we tend to consign a dark,

  • As the very coloring of a flower is itself the functioning of the flower's emergence, so fading, transitoriness, is the function of its creativity.

    Shelley's Golden Wind: Zen Harmonics in _A Defence of Poetry_ and 'Ode to the WestWind'

  • Great Regulars: Whereas we tend to consign a dark, bittersweet nostalgia to the all-encompassing dustbin of sentimentality, the Hispanic sensibility has saved it as a poignant and durable feeling relating to the transitoriness of life.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The immortality question is just was impossible for me, and I think you're right in linking it to the transitoriness that make us human: if we could exist forever, then it is no longer an "us" that is timeless -- since timeboundedness is the condition of our being, not an inconvenient fact we learn once we've started to be.

    Last of the Time Lords

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