I did not then know that it was no transitory blossom, but rather the radiant resemblance of one, cut in an indestructible gem.
The fact is, after my conflict with and victory over Mrs. Reed, I was not disposed to care much for the nursemaid’s transitory anger; and I WAS disposed to bask in her youthful lightness of heart.
My help had been needed and claimed; I had given it: I was pleased to have done something; trivial, transitory though the deed was, it was yet an active thing, and I was weary of an existence all passive.
It is only because our connection happens to be very transitory, and comes at a peculiarly mournful season, that I consent thus to render it so patient and compliant on my part.
— unjust!" said my reason, forced by the agonising stimulus into precocious though transitory power: and Resolve, equally wrought up, instigated some strange expedient to achieve escape from insupportable oppression — as running away, or, if that could not be effected, never eating or drinking more, and letting myself die.
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Do not be concerned about mild, transitory symptoms.
The goal of this emergency organization is to keep a transitory problem from turning into one that is permanent.