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Noun1.fleetingness - the property of lasting for a very short time
transience, transiency, transitoriness - an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying
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She has a quickness, a brightness to her work and a fleetingness to her steps," says Kate Lydon, the Studio Company's artistic director.
In fact, with regard to this fleetingness connected with their horizon of latency, Benjamin's essay draws a systematic parallel between languages and artworks.
Where his early poems were singularities, his latest poems have broadened into palimpsests--painstaking documents or hard copies--that detail not the fleetingness of existence only, but the accretion and aggregation of being, the duration and endurance of being, the rat race and the journey.
We are told that this "first and last of fields" needs no memorialization beyond itself, since the field, in returning to its state prior to the battle, speaks not to the finality but to the fleetingness of this "king-making Victory" (153).
Emily specifically points to the fleetingness of their lives and aligns it with the fleetingness of the moment in space and time.
Lastly, Flora Ghezzo's compelling argument on Il porto di Toledo (1975) through the lens of temporality, sheds light on Ortese's experimental writing and her obsession with the fleetingness of time.
Themes of freedom, death, the fleetingness of life, violence, oppression, lust and love, revenge, legacy and fear link together the memories along his life's path, from his youth through his university years and the now fateful decision to become the Spaceman of Bohemia.
Indeed, it is the very fleetingness of inspiration that makes creative jobs as exciting as they are stressful.
On television, a sense of fleetingness will be associated with each face; as every individuated image soon gives way to another, every face is substitutable by another.
Photography emphasized the fleetingness of time and, in a way, memory.
For Henryson, like for Baruch, "man is not inherently evil; rather, man's nature is defined by his transitoriness and his fleetingness on the scene of history, an existential situation that reduces every human action to meaninglessness" (Green 1975: 508).
Work, on the other hand, is desire held in check, fleetingness staved off; in other words, work cultivates and educates [oder sie bildet].