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in transit

In the act of traveling somewhere. Dad's in transit right now—I put him in a cab about 15 minutes ago. A: "That package still hasn't been delivered?" B: "Nope, it's in transit, according to the tracking information."
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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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By using Kepler data on the orbit of a transiting planet as well as the known properties of its star, astronomers will attempt to determine whether any of the orbs lie in its solar system's habitable zone, where liquid water could exist on the planet's surface.
Shahid Rajaee port was the top border point in terms of transiting goods (2.72 million tons or 36 percent of total transit) followed by Parvizkhan (15 percent or 1.13 million tons), Bazargan (11 percent) and Bashmaq ( 10 percent) and Shahid Bahonar (7 percent) border checkpoints, according to the data.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Conference on Logistics and Transit Development in the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) region underlined the important and strategic position of Iran in transiting goods among the member countries, the Iranian government's special representative for transit affairs said.
He reiterated that participants in the conference also discussed Iran's unique geographical position for transiting goods and its potentials in the North-South and East-West corridors.