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- n. The act or state of vanishing away; disappearance;
- n. The event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight;
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or state of vanishing away; disappearance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vanishing away; gradual departure or disappearance; dissipation, as of vapor.
- n. The quality of being evanescent; liability to vanish and escape observation or possession: as, the evanescence of mist or dew; the evanescence of earthly hopes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight
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PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE nononononononononononono evanescence would definetly be good on the soundtrack …
Steps start off classical – pirouettes from fourth position – then acquire jazzy helicopter arms, or evaporate into a noodling evanescence.
Perhaps fear of evanescence will then start to pass away.
His is a strain of conceptualist evanescence that is highly material in its rudiment - a matter of celluloid disintegrated into acrylic emulsion.
She wore mint-colored scrubs and had just blown a blizzard of bubbles for a crowd of Jamaican children, whose hands were raised in an effort to seize the evanescence.
Yet for all the exuberance of such songs, Porter also writes poignantly about his great theme: the evanescence of human attachments and the dreams they embody.
Short of death, there are few things that remind one of the evanescence of life as profoundly as the realization that when loved ones go they often take with them, and forever, information they would have had at their fingertips.
This moment is poignant in its evanescence but also exhilarating -- there's a contagious optimism here, from the girl's palpable joy to the vivid colors and dynamic flux of form and reflection.
What a startling thought: that the very evanescence of things can be a cause for joy, and a way to see this ever-changing, ever-aging world as a thing of beauty.
Ms. Goldstein takes comfort in the evanescence of New Year's resolutions.