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TRANSITORY. That which lasts but a short time, as transitory facts that which may be laid in different places, as a transitory action.

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Indeed, perception is neither unconscious nor dynamic: since, if the ensemble of moving images constitutes the material and present world, perception corresponds to these same images "referred to the eventual action of one particular image, my body" (Bergson 8, emphasis added) and the transitoriness of the material world is mediated and stabilized by the individual perception.
I am impressed by the transitoriness of human life to such an extent that I am often saying a farewell--after dining with Roger for instance; or reckoning how many more times I shall see Nessa.
The word "Dionysian" means: an urge to unity, a reaching out beyond personality, the everyday, society, reality, across the abyss of transitoriness: a passionate-painful overflowing into darker, fuller, more floating states; an ecstatic affirmation of the total character of life as that which remains the same, just as powerful, just as blissful, through all change; the great pantheistic sharing of joy and sorrow that sanctifies and calls good even the most terrible and questionable qualities of life; the eternal will to procreation, to fruitfulness, to recurrence; the feeling of the necessary unity of creation and destruction.
Transitoriness and instability are characteristics of modern and large cities, but they do not necessarily imply that travel and the spaces of movement are devoid of meaning.
Targeting the literati--most likely clerics and aristocrats--its themes range from secular to religious.While arguing that a complete, definitive analysis is not possible, due to the constraints of subjectivity, transitoriness, and historical interest, they aim to reconstruct The Wonders' anglo-Saxon audience, as they claim the space between literary and art history and deal with motive and interpretation.
Existence is transitoriness. Then, past, present and future are nothing but inner stasis of temporality.
While some of the impermanence stems from the truism that language is never static but constantly changing over time and space, Boas also had in mind the transitoriness of language that derives from language shift.
Like Keats he believes in the permanence of art and transitoriness of life.
The final male and female figures, full skeletons, were made from selected bones of numerous cadavers; they hold scythes that reinforce a narrative reading of Lelli's work as a comment on the transitoriness of life.
To a far greater extent than ordinary cinema, they promised, as Siegfried Kracauer put it, "to wrest the totality of life from its transitoriness and to transmit it in the eternity of the image" (Kracauer 124).
For Baudelaire, the key feature of the modern metropolitan experience is the sense of newness and transitoriness: the city creates an endless spectacle of commodities, fashions, social types, and cultural movements, which are bound to be replaced rapidly by others (Benjamin Charles Baudelaire; Featherstone, Undoing Culture).