Definitions

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  • adv. in a fleeting manner
  • adv. transiently

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a fleeting manner; swiftly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a fleeting manner.

Etymologies

fleeting +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They were undoubtedly inhibited, as I was occasionally to be in the years to come, by a sense that schizophrenia required too much explaining and was too serious and hurtful to be referred to fleetingly.

    Henry’s Demons

  • The meeting is billed as a "getting-to-know-you" session for the pair who have only met "fleetingly" in the past.

    Lori's A.M. Buzz: Got an emergency?

  • Or, since the kid likely never lived who used a filthy word just "fleetingly," perhaps the Supreme Court will consider issuing a second ban on the wall-to-wall use of s - and f-words in the schoolyard.

    Norman Lear: Dear Justice Scalia...

  • Last month, they met 'fleetingly' at the Rothschild family's £30million estate on Corfu, just a week before it emerged that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi could be released from jail in Scotland because he is dying of prostate cancer.

    Home | Mail Online

  • Russell said that he and European auction company executive Henry Beeby, who is SITA's chairman, had discussed the confusion over the new guidelines "fleetingly" and that it probably would be addressed during SITA's next meeting, which is scheduled for November.

    Thoroughbred News | BloodHorse.com

  • Patches of pale blue appeared fleetingly, punch holes of sanity beneath the roiling storm clouds.

    Mercy Kill

  • At that same meeting, the Queen took Burrell into her confidence—if only fleetingly.

    William and Kate

  • An echo rang off the cold metal of the hull, passing fleetingly, as if it had been the mutter of a ghost dead long ago.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » The Five Page Challenge!

  • He speaks fleetingly of his father, the difficult, gray figure who strong-armed him into a precarious youthful marriage and the burdensome complications which accompany a premature family life.

    History

  • It may look odd, she thought fleetingly, against the orange and green printed skirt she was wearing, but it was convenient.

    For the Sake of the Boy

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