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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Transient
 
  Transient as the summer storm.
            —Anonymous
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  Transient as the inconstant sigh.
            —Lord Byron
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  Transient … as is the fleeting hour.
            —William Cowper
  3
  Transient as breath shaking a flame.
            —George Eliot
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  Transient as lightning.
            —Thomas Hardy
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  Transient as vapours glimm’ring thro’ the glades.
            —Walter Harte
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  Transient as the dew.
            —John Ruskin
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  Transient as faith or as terror that bows men’s knees.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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        Transient as the glance
Of flying sunbeams.
            —William Wordsworth
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