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Definition of Evanescent


  1. Liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; vanishing; fleeting; as, evanescent joys.
  2. Vanishing from notice; imperceptible.

Evanescent Quotations

Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
Samuel Butler

If people want to be better writers, they can't just read the blogs! You've got to look at something that's outside this rushing world of evanescent words.
Camille Paglia

We emphasize that such a form of communication is not absent in man, however evanescent a naturally given object may be for him, split as it is in its submission to symbols.
Jacques Lacan

The actor's popularity is evanescent; applauded today, forgotten tomorrow.
Harrison Ford

I think the suicides in my first book came from the idea of growing up in Detroit. If you grow up in a city like that you feel everything is perishing, evanescent and going away very quickly.
Jeffrey Eugenides
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Evanescent Translations

evanescent in German is dahinschwindend
evanescent in Spanish is evanescente
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