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  • The harvest is dependent upon transient laborers.
  • youth’s transient beauty
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is a "warning stroke" or "mini-stroke" that produces stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage.
  • There must be transients in the bird world too, rumple-feathered outcasts that naturally seek out each other’s company in inferior and dying trees.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees

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  • Permanent transients with no attachments and...
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • ...Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes;
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • During periods of extreme stress, transient psychotic symptoms may occur,
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • A settled apathy, a gradual wasting away of the person, and frequent although transient affections of...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • He wore a rain hat and dark glasses and what appeared to be several jackets layered on top of one another, which made him look both fat and vaguely transient.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The English were seen as transients, snobs and racists, and were quite separate from those who had intermarried and who lived here permanently.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family

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  • Any marriage bond would be too superficial, too transient.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I hit my head on the elephant-shaped coffee table when I experienced syncope, or a transient loss of consciousness, more commonly known as passing out.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Everything transient and aching; everything tentative.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • "Merck" informs me that this is a transient state, becoming palliated after a number of hours of the tongue’s gentle rest, which is a great relief to know, since it is sheer murder to eat anything or to take more than a few sips of beer.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Transients and nomads.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • At my school, the sense of transience was unsettling.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • But I still remember what she said to me about my transience in Tobias’s life.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • What are your modernists? A transient mode, exhibitionists trying to attract attention.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • I’ve been as transient in my adult life as anyone in our cooperative.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He is so pure and poetic that my relations with him, transient as they were, have been one of the sweetest comforts to my poor heart, which has already suffered so much.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • His name was King; he was a transient.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • The notion that life is transient, that it can come and go quickly, unexpectedly, had been with me since I had seen my own father die.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Since then, it had been gradually expanded until it had dozens of rooms for single miners or transient families.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • The church’s strength was its tradition, not its transience.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Of these there was an army, the huge surplus labor army of society; called into being under the stern system of nature, to do the casual work of the world, the tasks which were transient and irregular, and yet which had to be done.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I saw pretty clearly this was a transient mood, due to overwork and want of sleep, and that either by drugs or rest it would be possible to recover my energies.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • His transient masters since he had come into the Northland had bred in him a fear that no master could be permanent.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • I’m just transient labor.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Had I ever really been a part of the community that was meant to be my own, or was that the reason behind my long line of lives lived in transience?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Now Dilcey occupied one, and the other two were in constant use by a stream of miserable and ragged transients.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Bessie asked if I would have a book: the word BOOK acted as a transient stimulus, and I begged her to fetch Gulliver’s Travels from the library.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • One reason perhaps is, that not one in fifty of the actual disasters and deaths by casualties in the fishery, ever finds a public record at home, however transient and immediately forgotten that record.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • But the tie which, through their common calamity, had united the feelings of these simple dwellers in the woods with the strangers who had thus transiently visited them, was not so easily broken.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • There are passions, transient, fleeting, Loves in hostelries declar’d, Sunrise loves, with sunset ended, When the guest hath gone his way.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • From our brief conversation I deduced that I had just met the celebrated eccentric whom the locals called the Mayor of Hippie Cove, a reference to a bight of tidewater north of town that was a magnet for long-haired transients, near which the Mayor had been living for some years.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He wasn’t Joe Blow from Kokomo, just some transient blowing through.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • I began to perceive 85) more deeply than it has ever yet been stated, the trembling immateriality, the mist-like transience of this seemingly so solid body in which we walk attired.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The owner of the inn kept three rooms on his top floor for transients, which he rented to girls for two-week periods.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • At seventy-nine, Nels was blind in his left eye and could distinguish only shades of light and darkness through its transient, shadowy pupil.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Her daughter endeavoured to convince her of what she did not believe herself, that his attentions to Jane had been merely the effect of a common and transient liking, which ceased when he saw her no more; but though the probability of the statement was admitted at the time, she had the same story to repeat every day.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • How soon hath thy prediction, Seer blest, Measured this transient world, the race of time, Till time stand fixed!
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Thus it came to pass that his movement of pity towards Sally Oates, which had given him a transient sense of brotherhood, heightened the repulsion between him and his neighbours, and made his isolation more complete.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • The Water of Youth possessed merely a virtue more transient than that of wine.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
  • I reminded them of the difference of the season; that the expedition had been made directly after the rains, when vegetation had clothed with transient beauty this region, which, possessing no source of moisture in itself, had become scathed and bare during the blazing heat of summer.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Was Captain Vere suddenly affected in his mind, or was it but a transient excitement, brought about by so strange and extraordinary a happening?
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Catherine and Isabella were sitting in the library, on hostile terms, but silent: the latter alarmed at her recent indiscretion, and the disclosure she had made of her secret feelings in a transient fit of passion; the former, on mature consideration, really offended with her companion; and, if she laughed again at her pertness, inclined to make it no laughing matter to her.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • He tried to dispel these thoughts, he tried to persuade himself that he was not living for this transient life, but for the life of eternity, and that there was peace and love in his heart.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • The blood rushed in anger to the countenance of Richard; but it was the first transient emotion, and his sense of justice instantly subdued it.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • At least once a week he ended the evening with a little night bird, as he called them, one of the many who sold emergency love in a transient hotel for sailors.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The restaurant was small; barely a restaurant, more like a quick-lunch diner, a place for truck drivers, transients.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
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