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adjective as in transient

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Often taken outside in waterfront locations, the photos capture evanescent moments and things — surf, shadows and twilight — and everyday places and people.

And always in the background, evanescent but, in the end, accountable, is Rupert Murdoch—courted, feared and sometimes loathed.

But that support was evanescent; it's already back below 50%, and probably still falling.

They are imagined as disembodied spirits, and are often visualized as vague or evanescent forms; hence, the white sheet routine.

When he does, for short walks on moonless nights or for the occasional meal, these evanescent periods of freedom are thrilling.

But success in a mission of this size may only bring limited and evanescent political benefits.

There are those who think that this excitement among the people will prove transitory and evanescent.

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

Its nature is like opaline dove's-neck lustres, hovering and evanescent.

Splits and rents broke into the margin, and from each streamed the evanescent, azure vapour.

A "brilliant display," we would say, and the observer would be kept busy following the track of the evanescent rays.

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On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to evanescent, such as: brief, disappearing, fading, fleeting, momentary, and passing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.