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transitory (adj.)

"passing without continuing," late 14c., from Old French transitoire "ephemeral, transitory" (12c.), from Late Latin transitorius "passing, transient," in classical Latin "allowing passage through," from transitus, past participle of transire "go or cross over" (see transient).

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Definitions of transitory from WordNet

transitory (adj.)
lasting a very short time;
love is transitory but it is eternal
From wordnet.princeton.edu