transience [tran-shuh ns, -zhuh ns, -zee-uh ns] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for transience on noun

  1. transient state or quality.

Sometimes tran·sien·cy. Origin of transience First recorded in 1735–45; transi(ent) + -ence Related formsnon·tran·sience, nounnon·tran·sien·cy, noun Related Words for transience anxiety, vulnerability, weakness, fluctuation, uncertainty, insecurity, volatility, nervousness, agitation, insomnia, disquiet, jitters, uneasiness, ferment, instability, turmoil, unrest, turbulence, edginess, oscillation Examples from the Web for transience Contemporary Examples of transience

  • When I think of them, I also think of the transience of all this and the importance of doing what you can while you can.

    McCain’s 13 Favorite Soldiers

    Sandra McElwaine

    November 11, 2014

  • Perhaps most remarkable of all in the age of transience, he has only played for one team.

    Bissinger: Praying That Derek Jeter, Baseball’s Classiest Act, Returns to the Game

    Buzz Bissinger

    October 16, 2012

  • The transience of our lives is one of the things that makes it valuable.

    Our Crazy Quest for Immortality

    Malcolm Jones

    May 14, 2011

  • Historical Examples of transience

  • Is it, perhaps, a taunt from some one who wishes to remind me of the transience of my office?

    Mystery at Geneva

    Rose Macaulay

  • The element of mortality in the form is included in the transience of imagery.

    Heart of Man

    George Edward Woodberry

  • On the other hand the mere fact of memory is an escape from transience.

    The Concept of Nature

    Alfred North Whitehead

  • Permanence, transience—Sir Ferdinando and his privies were gone, Crome still stood.

    Crome Yellow

    Aldous Huxley

  • He put his pain with the transience of her youth and condescended to her so that he need not take note of himself.


    Evelyn Scott

  • Word Origin and History for transience n.

    1745; see transient + -ence.

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