- (degree, manner) In a transitory way.
1819, Henry Home Kames, Elements of Criticism, page 147:
- With regard to similes of this kind, it will readily occur to the reader that when a resembling subject is once properly introduced in a simile, the mind is transitorily amused with the new object, and is not dissatisfied with the slight interruption.
1960, William Leonard Hoerber, A Scientific Foundation of Philosophy, page 76:
- All parts of the experienced world are experienced transitorily. They appear and disappear.
- 2001, Neil McCulloch, L. Alan Winters, Xavier Cirera, Trade Liberalization and Poverty: A Handbook, p. 149:
- Most transitorily poor households are substantially better off than chronically poor households.
2008, Frank Eckardt, Media and urban space: understanding, investigating and approaching mediacity, page 17:
- It is not a permanent space: it transitorily colonizes public urban space, overlapping and somehow replacing it.