transmigratory

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transmigratory (not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or undergoing transmigration, as a soul from one body to another.
    • 1850, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Representative Men , "Chapter 4 - Swedenborg; or, the Mystic":
      I think of him as of some transmigratory votary of Indian legend, who says, "Though I be dog, or jackal, or pismire, in the last rudiments of nature, under what integument or ferocity, I cleave to right, as the sure ladder that leads up to man and to God."
    • 1866, B. W. Ball, "A Ramble through the Market," The Atlantic, 1 March (retrieved 30 Sep 2010):
      To the Brahmin, the lower animal kingdom is a vast masquerade of transmigratory souls.
    • 1887, Robert Louis Stevenson, Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin, ch. 6:
      [W]e probably called others bad only so far as we were wrapped in ourselves and lacking in the transmigratory forces of imagination.
  2. Of, pertaining to, or undergoing transmigration, as between places.
    • 1998, Geraldine Albela "Two-phase tourism promotion in Perak," New Straits Times, 14 Oct., p. 16 (retrieved 30 Sep 2010):
      [T]he Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary offers a hideaway to see some of the transmigratory birds that regular flock to the area.
    • 2008, R. Balakrishnan et al., "Trends in Overweight and Obesity Among 5 - 7-year-old White and South Asian Children Born Between 1991 and 1999," Journal of Public Health, vol. 30, no. 2:
      Changes in the diet of a South Asian transmigratory population may be associated with an increase in incidence of childhood diabetes.

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