transience

noun tran·sience \ ˈtran(t)-sh(ē-)ən(t)s ; ˈtran-zē-ən(t)s , ˈtran(t)-sē- ; ˈtran-zhən(t)s , -jən(t)s \

Definition of transience

:the quality or state of being transient

Examples of transience in a Sentence

  1. wary of the transience of popular enthusiasms, the writers of the U.S. Constitution made changing the document a long and difficult process

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First Known Use of transience

1745



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