transitory

Definitions:

Passing without continuance; lasting a short time.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Passing without continuance; speedly vanishing; fleeting.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Passing away; not abiding.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Going or passing away: lasting for a short time: speedily vanishing.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
TRANSITORINESS.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Brief; continuing but a short time; fleeting; passing.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Transitorily.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adverb) (adv.) (adverb)

Usage examples:

After all, Woolman's trouble and sorrow and tumult of spirit, so suggestive, so helpful to modern souls, were transitory
- John Woolman's Journal by John Woolman Commentator: Vida Scudder
Even those manifestations of intellect, of feeling, and of will, which we rightly name the higher faculties, are not excluded from this classification, inasmuch as to every one but the subject of them, they are known only as transitory changes in the relative positions of parts of the body.
- Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
It was not a maneuver either Consolidated or United used frequently, because the advantage was transitory and the only long- term winner was Eric Young.
- The Cartels Jungle by Irving E. Cox, Jr.