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transitory
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
lasting a short time
  • I did not then know that it was no transitory blossom, but rather the radiant resemblance of one, cut in an indestructible gem.
    Chapter 27 (69% in)
transitory = lasting a short time
  • — 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.
    Chapter 2 (55% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 4 (91% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 12 (79% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 22 (8% in)

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