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lasting a very short time

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Her scowl,--as the world, or such part of it as sometimes caught a transitory glimpse of her at the window, wickedly persisted in calling it,--her scowl had done Miss Hepzibah a very ill office, in establishing her character as an ill-tempered old maid; nor does it appear improbable that, by often gazing at herself in a dim looking-glass, and perpetually encountering her own frown with its ghostly sphere, she had been led to interpret the expression almost as unjustly as the world did.
Dimmesdale's own sermon, on the Sabbath after his vigil -- to barter the transitory pleasures of the world for the heavenly hope that was to assume brighter substance as life grew dark around her, and which would gild the utter gloom with final glory.
said my reason, forced by the agonising stimulus into precocious though transitory power: and Resolve, equally wrought up, instigated some strange expedient to achieve escape from insupportable oppression--as running away, or, if that could not be effected, never eating or drinking more, and letting myself die.
But that transitory gleam of the true animalism of these monsters was enough.
Yes, I think I see it now,' he said after some time, brightening in a quite transitory manner.
Yet the most modest images here are perhaps even more evocative of Brodsky than the preternaturally ravishing ones, suggesting not just the poetry of the world but also the transitory nature of our contact with it.
The courtyard, almost empty apart from a few pieces of antique furniture, functions as a transitory space, separating the activities of the everyday--cooking, washing and sleeping--from the more refined, leisurely activities, of reading, playing the piano and watching films.
For many purposes it is important to adopt a dynamic perspective, distinguishing between extremely, chronically or transitory poor.
Inflation has been somewhat elevated this year, though a portion of the rise in prices seems to reflect transitory factors.
Leaf's unique paint-on-glass technique enriches Richler's tale about a family's reactions to the passing of a grandmother by creating dreamlike and transitory images that breathe in and out of one another; barely giving us (or the characters) time--as with our own lives--to fully comprehend the magnitude of what is passing before us.
As well, the Court held that section 43 ensures that the criminal law applies to any use of force that harms a child, but does not apply where the use of force "is part of a genuine effort to educate the child, poses no reasonable risk of harm that is more than transitory and trifling, and is reasonable under the circumstances.
Diffuse burning and/or weakness, or even possible transitory paralysis in one of the upper extremities typically accompanies this injury.
When a pregnancy is artificially ended (aborted), the breast cells are in a transitory and immature state, and they are abnormally vulnerable to carcinogens and prone to become malignant.
including reasonable efforts to keep the premises free of transitory foreign objects or substances that might foreseeably give rise to injuries, loss or damage.