evanescent


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ev·a·nes·cent

 (ĕv′ə-nĕs′ənt)
adj.
Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

ev′a·nes′cent·ly adv.

evanescent

(ˌɛvəˈnɛsənt)
adj
1. passing out of sight; fading away; vanishing
2. ephemeral or transitory
ˌevaˈnescence n
ˌevaˈnescently adv

ev•a•nes•cent

(ˌɛv əˈnɛs ənt)

adj.
vanishing; fading away.
[1745–55; < Latin ēvānēscent-, s. of ēvānēscēns]
ev`a•nes′cent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.evanescent - tending to vanish like vapor; "evanescent beauty"
impermanent, temporary - not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"

evanescent

adjective (Formal) ephemeral, passing, brief, fading, fleeting, vanishing, short-lived, fugitive, transient, momentary, transitory, impermanent, fugacious the evanescent effects of light and weather on the landscape

evanescent

adjective
Translations

evanescent

[ˌiːvəˈnesnt] ADJ (liter) → evanescente, fugaz, efímero

evanescent

adj (Liter) → vergänglich

ev·a·nes·cent

a. evanescente, que se desvanece, efímero-a.
References in classic literature ?
In times of strong emotion mankind disdain all base considerations; but such times are evanescent.
Upon the whole she felt gratified, even though such a limited and evanescent triumph should involve her daughter's reputation; it might end in marriage yet, and in the warmth of her responsiveness to their admiration she invited her visitors to stay to tea.
It is rather an alteration of perspective, a shifting of our sense of proportion, a vivid realization that we are insignificant and evanescent creatures, existing on sufferance and at the mercy of the first chill wind from the unknown.
It seemed as if she were looking at me, not WITH, but THROUGH, those eyes--from an immeasurable distance behind them--and that a number of other persons, men, women and children, upon whose faces I caught strangely familiar evanescent expressions, clustered about her, struggling with gentle eagerness to look at me through the same orbs.
More evanescent than the rose My sudden rainbow comes and goes, Plunging bright ends across the sky-- Yea, I am Youth because I die
It was a comrade, bending over the house, strength and adventure in its roots, but in its utmost fingers tenderness, and the girth, that a dozen men could not have spanned, became in the end evanescent, till pale bud clusters seemed to float in the air.
He had thought he loved her to distraction; he had regarded his passion as adoration; and behold it was only a poor little evanescent partiality.
It looks, and is, as evanescent as a dream; and yet, in its rustic network of boughs, it has somehow enclosed a hint of spiritual beauty, and has become a true emblem of the subtile and ethereal mind that planned it.
The fur trade itself, which has given life to all this portraiture, is essentially evanescent.
These dream episodes constituted for him another land of Otherwhere, mysterious, unreal, and evanescent as clouds drifting across the sky or bubbles taking iridescent form and bursting on the surface of the sea.
For how can a man, with thrilling, and burning, and exaltation, recite the following and still be mere mortal earth, a bit of fugitive force, an evanescent form?
What, then, would it avail the reader to know their names, or the evanescent symbols of their martial rank!