evanescent

[ ev-uh-nes-uh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF evanescent
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Its nature is like opaline doves'-neck lustres, hovering and evanescent.

You seek sympathy, and all you get is the most evanescent sense of relief—if you get that much.

But a dewdrop is evanescent, and there was nothing evanescent about Freya.

What a pity that they are as evanescent as the bloom of these flowers and the fragrance they exhale!

That life, when it is real, is not evanescent; is not slight; does not vanish away.

Perhaps this is because joy and its effects are so evanescent.

It is needless to say the effect of guano upon this land, was not evanescent.

She was one the effect of whose looks and words is not evanescent.

The reason is because the existing status is temporary and the conditions in it are evanescent.

But what is more wonderful is, that these lightning flashes are as evanescent as lightning.

WORD ORIGIN

1717, from French évanescent, from Latin evanescentem (nominative evanescens), present participle of evanescere "disappear, vanish," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + vanescere "vanish" (see vanish).

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