evanescent [ ev-uh-nes-uhnt ]
1. vanishing; fading away; fleeting.
2. tending to become imperceptible; scarcely perceptible.
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WORDS RELATED TO EVANESCENT
brief, fading, fleeting, momentary, passing, short-lived, temporary, tenuous, vanishing, disappearing
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Origin: 1745–55; < Latin ēvānēscent- (stem of ēvānēscēns) vanishing, disappearing. See evanesce, -ent
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR EVANESCENT
And always in the background, evanescent but, in the end, accountable, is Rupert Murdoch—courted, feared and sometimes loathed.
MURDOCH ON THE ROCKS: HOW A LONE REPORTER REVEALED THE MOGUL'S TABLOID TERROR MACHINE|CLIVE IRVING|AUGUST 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that support was evanescent; it's already back below 50%, and probably still falling.
MEMO: THE AARON SORKIN MODEL OF POLITICAL DISCOURSE DOESN'T ACTUALLY WORK|MEGAN MCARDLE|APRIL 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When he does, for short walks on moonless nights or for the occasional meal, these evanescent periods of freedom are thrilling.
LOST MASTERPIECES|JACOB SILVERMAN|AUGUST 18, 2010|DAILY BEAST
But success in a mission of this size may only bring limited and evanescent political benefits.
OBAMA'S PIRATE COUP|JULIAN ZELIZER|APRIL 13, 2009|DAILY BEAST
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