toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

transient
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
lasting a short time

or:  

one who stays for only a short time
  • 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.
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (60% in)
  • It may have been a flash of honesty in him; or mere prudential policy which, under the circumstance, imperiously forbade the slightest symptom of open disaffection, however transient, in the important chief officer of his ship.
    Chapters 109-111 -- Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (25% in)

There are no more uses of "transient" in Moby Dick.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®