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sic transit gloria mundi

Literally, "thus passes the glory of the world," from Latin. Used figuratively to express regretful recognition that something has or is about to end, as all things eventually do. I can't believe the university is closing down—it's nearly as old as the country! Well, sic transit gloria mundi, as the saying goes.
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in transit

while in the process of being transported. Dave is in transit from London to Chicago. The new stereo is now in transit from the manufacturer.
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sic transit gloria mundi

Nothing on earth is permanent, as in His first three novels were bestsellers and now he can't even find an agent-sic transit gloria mundi . This expression, Latin for "Thus passes the glory of the world," has been used in English since about 1600, and is familiar enough so that it is sometimes abbreviated to sic transit.
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Finally, the proposed Transit Village will afford local residents the access to greater employment opportunities outside North Brunswick via transportation by train and bus.
During the first transit explorations, in 1761 and 1769, astronomers found their determinations of the timing confounded by a perplexing phenomenon.
O'Toole notes that "the biggest problem with rail transit is its great cost, which imposes a tax burden on urban areas most of whose residents rarely, if ever, use rail transit.
They range from an example of a transit security survey and a listing of various transit/travel laws in major districts to a recent system security plan and program supported by a budget program identifying direct and indirect security costs.
The legislative history to the 1998 law states that the new provision does not change the rules for determining when a cash reimbursement for transit passes constitutes a qualified transportation fringe benefit.
At best, the transit industry has very sketchy, incomplete data regarding possible numbers of blind riders.
At the same time, the NJ Transit board of directors approved a $53.
Unlike the moon, which looms so large on the sky that it covers the entire sun during a solar eclipse, Venus during a transit masks only one-thousandth the area of the sun's surface and blocks a mere 0.
Portland has become a transit-friendly city, providing frequent service and more than 91 million transit rides a year.
Such disparate agencies may have never worked together and may have no experience with the transit system.
Pataki announced that $14 million in Statewide Transit Capital grants from the State Transit Dedicated Fund will be provided to local agencies across New York State to help fund a variety of public transportation initiatives, including the purchase of clean-fueled buses and infrastructure improvements to transit facilities.