evanescence


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ev·a·nesce

 (ĕv′ə-nĕs′)
intr.v. ev·a·nesced, ev·a·nesc·ing, ev·a·nesc·es
To dissipate or disappear like vapor. See Synonyms at disappear.

[Latin ēvānēscere, to vanish : ē-, ex-, ex- + vānēscere, to disappear (from vānus, empty; see euə- in Indo-European roots).]

ev′a·nes′cence n.

evanescence

1. the process of vanishing or fading away.
2. the condition of being transitory.
See also: Processes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evanescence - the event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight; "the evanescence of the morning mist"
disappearance - the event of passing out of sight

evanescence

noun
The act or an example of passing out of sight:
Translations

evanescence

n (Liter) → Vergänglichkeit f
References in classic literature ?
To his wife's quickened ears, it was charged with lingering regret for frustrated plans and palpitant with his consciousness of life's evanescence and of the futility of his own success.
Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waist-coat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.
And it is not my own extremity I remember best--a vision of grayness without form filled with physical pain, and a careless contempt for the evanescence of all things--even of this pain itself.
So that to this hunter's wondrous skill, the proverbial evanescence of a thing writ in water, a wake, is to all desired purposes well nigh as reliable as the steadfast land.
I take this evanescence and lubricity of all objects, which lets them slip through our fingers then when we clutch hardest, to be the most unhandsome part of our condition.
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