fleeting


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fleet·ing

 (flē′tĭng)
adj.
Passing quickly; ephemeral: a fleeting glimpse; a fleeting interest in the campaign.

fleet′ing·ly adv.

fleeting

(ˈfliːtɪŋ)
adj
rapid and transient: a fleeting glimpse of the sea.
ˈfleetingly adv
ˈfleetingness n

fleet•ing

(ˈfli tɪŋ)

adj.
passing swiftly; vanishing quickly; transient: a fleeting glance.
[1325–75]
fleet′ing•ly, adv.
fleet′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fleeting - lasting for a markedly brief timefleeting - lasting for a markedly brief time; "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse"
short - primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months"

fleeting

fleeting

adjective
Translations

fleeting

[ˈfliːtɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= brief) [impression] → momentáneo; [visit] → breve; [moment] → breve, fugaz
to have or catch a fleeting glimpse of sth/sbalcanzar a ver algo/a algn fugazmente
a fleeting glanceuna breve mirada
2. (= ephemeral) [joy, popularity] → fugaz, efímero; [beauty] → pasajero

fleeting

[ˈfliːtɪŋ] adj (= very brief) [moment] → bref(brève); [glimpse] → bref(brève); [visit] → en coup de vent
to catch a fleeting glimpse of sb/sth → entrapercevoir qn/qch

fleeting

adj moment, thoughtflüchtig; a fleeting visiteine Stippvisite (inf); to catch or get a fleeting glimpse of somebody/somethingeinen flüchtigen Blick auf jdn/etw werfen können; to make a fleeting appearancesich kurz sehen lassen; (on TV) → kurz auftreten

fleeting

[ˈfliːtɪŋ] adj (glimpse) → fuggevole; (moment, beauty) → fugace, passeggero/a, effimero/a; (visit) → volante, veloce

fleeting

a. pasajero, que pasa rápidamente.

fleeting

adj (pain, etc.) pasajero
References in classic literature ?
I am never able to believe that she has much feeling for the causes to which she lends her name and her fleeting interest.
A desperate and fruitless struggle to recover the branch succeeded, and then the savage was seen for a fleeting instant, grasping wildly at the empty air.
Oh-- We'll drink to-night with hearts as light, To love, as gay and fleeting As bubbles that swim, on the beaker's brim, And break on the lips while meeting.
oh, ever vernal endless landscapes in the soul; in ye, --though long parched by the dead drought of the earthy life, --in ye, men yet may roll, like young horses in new morning clover; and for some few fleeting moments, feel the cool dew of the life immortal on them.
They did not know that they were such, of course; they only knew that they sought the job, and that the job was fleeting.