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Definition of "transience" [tran•sience]

  • The state or quality of being transient. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "transience" in a sentence
  • "Jane Simonsen, in her study of attempts to "domesticate" Native American women, writes that "implicit in this condemnation of gossip and transience is the suggestion that isolating women in their homes would keep them from speaking out in tribal councils, preserving rituals and stories, and maintaining kinship ties.""
  • ""I like the idea of transience, perishing, loneliness," he said during the installation."
  • "'I like the idea of transience, perishing, loneliness,' said the designer."