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Definitions of evanescent

  1. Evanescence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. EVANESCENTLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. tending to vanish like vapor; "evanescent beauty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Disappearing gradually from sight; fleeting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Fleeting: imperceptible. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Vanishing; fleeting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Passing away, or liable to pass away, gradually; fading; fleeting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Liable to vanish; fleeting; liable to dissipation; imperceptible. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Vanishing; fleeting; momentary; passing away. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Disappearing early ; flowers which fade quickly. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for evanescent

  1. After- dinner oratory, while most attractive at the time, is evanescent but some incidents are interesting in memory. – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew
  2. " But the charming people of whom you spoke," I said-" isn't the whole thing often too evanescent to be recorded?" – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
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