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transient
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
lasting a short time

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one who stays for only a short time
  • Her first flush came from anger, which gave her a transient power of defiance, and Tom thought she was braving it out, supported by the recent appearance of the pudding and custard.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (69% in)
  • On this mighty tide the black ships—laden with the fresh-scented fir-planks, with rounded sacks of oil-bearing seed, or with the dark glitter of coal—are borne along to the town of St. Ogg's, which shows its aged, fluted red roofs and the broad gables of its wharves between the low wooded hill and the river-brink, tingeing the water with a soft purple hue under the transient glance of this February sun.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- Outside Dorlcote Mill (12% in)
  • If boys and men are to be welded together in the glow of transient feeling, they must be made of metal that will mix, else they inevitably fall asunder when the heat dies out.
    2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 -- A Love-Scene (99% in)
  • Mr. Tulliver looked at them all three alternately with a startled gaze; the idea that much had happened of which he knew nothing had often transiently arrested him before, but it came upon him now with entire novelty.
    3.8 -- Book 3 Chapter 8 -- Daylight on the Wreck (51% in)
  • Chapter II The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns There is something sustaining in the very agitation that accompanies the first shocks of trouble, just as an acute pain is often a stimulus, and produces an excitement which is transient strength.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns (2% in)
  • The little store of sovereigns in the tin box seemed to be the only sight that brought a faint beam of pleasure into the miller's eyes,—faint and transient, for it was soon dispelled by the thought that the time would be long—perhaps longer than his life,—before the narrow savings could remove the hateful incubus of debt.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns (60% in)
  • Memory and imagination urged upon her a sense of privation too keen to let her taste what was offered in the transient present.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- First Impressions (26% in)
  • Philip's heart was beating rapidly, and a transient flush passed over his face like a gleam.
    6.8 -- Book 6 Chapter 8 -- Wakem in a New Light (76% in)
  • It was one of those moments of implicit revelation which will sometimes happen even between people who meet quite transiently,—on a mile's journey, perhaps, or when resting by the wayside.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (70% in)
  • Chapter XI In the Lane Maggie had been four days at her aunt Moss's giving the early June sunshine quite a new brightness in the care-dimmed eyes of that affectionate woman, and making an epoch for her cousins great and small, who were learning her words and actions by heart, as if she had been a transient avatar of perfect wisdom and beauty.
    6.11 -- Book 6 Chapter 11 -- In the Lane (2% in)
  • Behind all the delicious visions of these last hours, which had flowed over her like a soft stream, and made her entirely passive, there was the dim consciousness that the condition was a transient one, and that the morrow must bring back the old life of struggle; that there were thoughts which would presently avenge themselves for this oblivion.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (99% in)
  • But the horror was transient; it passed away before the oncoming warehouses of St. Ogg's.
    7.5 -- Book 7 Chapter 5 -- The Last Conflict (73% in)

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