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Definition of Fleeting

Fleeting

  1. of Fleet
  2. Passing swiftly away; not durable; transient; transitory; as, the fleeting hours or moments.

Fleeting Quotations

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person's thoughts.
Sam Harris

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
Ann Landers

Victory is a fleeting thing in the gambling business. Today's winners are tomorrow's blinking toads, dumb beasts with no hope.
Hunter S. Thompson

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
Diane Ackerman
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Fleeting Translations

fleeting in French is fugitif
fleeting in Italian is volatile
fleeting in Spanish is fugaz
fleeting in Swedish is flyktig
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