transitoriness :

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  • n  an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying

  • And the transitional administration seems dead set on emphasizing its transitoriness with infighting.
  • From death, that sunken rock of an abstraction, Wights painted ideas ripple out to include what he calls "the transitoriness lite.
  • There are ways to deny the painful transitoriness of existence at culturally permissible levels.

  • Henry Kissinger in Times Online
    Life is suffering, birth involves death, wrote Kissinger in his sprawling Harvard senior thesis, "The Meaning of History": "Transitoriness is the fate of existence. No civilization has yet been permanent, no longing completely...

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