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    #1

    transient love v. brief love v. temporary love

    Would you please explain are all "temporary love", "transient love" and "brief love" the same things and counter of durable/intemporary/intransient love?

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    #2

    Re: transient love v. brief love v. temporary love

    I don't recommend that you use any of those phrases.

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    #3

    Re: transient love v. brief love v. temporary love

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I don't recommend that you use any of those phrases.
    Why? There are lots of books using "temporary love" and "transient love", but "brief love" is rare so what would you recommend me?

    Thank you.

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    Re: transient love v. brief love v. temporary love

    It really depends on the context. If you can give us a sentence, we can advise but without context it is not possible.

    I don't think there are lots of books using those phrases.

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    Re: transient love v. brief love v. temporary love

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I don't think there are lots of books using those phrases.
    I can't recall a single one.

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    #6

    Re: transient love v. brief love v. temporary love

    Although not on the original list, I'd expect to find more examples of 'fleeting love' than any of the original three. However, this Ngram suggests 'brief love' is by far the most widely used, and the only one whose usage has increased over the last 30 years or so.
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    #7

    Re: transient love v. brief love v. temporary love

    As always, one must be careful when reading Ngrams. Returns for "brief love", for example would include those words as parts of any longer phrases such as "a brief love affair", etc.

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