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  • adv. In an evanescent manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a vanishing manner; imperceptibly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an evanescent or vanishing manner.


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  • Oddly, while one somewhat older woman is as evanescently noticeable as a wisp of exhaust, two somewhat older women together are solid enough to be greeted with “bless your hearts” followed by “dearie.”

    In the Fullness of Time

  • My piece will be in your evanescently digital hands by Monday.

    Life's Time Capsule: A Minor Delay

  • An evanescently small amount - infinite parts gin to one part vermouth - less than a molecule - less than a quark - merely wave the vermouth bottle over the shaker - simply bow towards Paris.

    Liquid Lunch (Martini Manifesto)

  • But he walks with, again, extraordinary lightness and grace, and the outstretched fingers of his leading hand call our attention to the trees in the background, and the wonderful lightness of their appendages, which are emphasized again, even lighter and more evanescently, in their reflection in the water.

    I, Hippopotamus

  • He has to deal with parents actual and possible, but the offspring are seen evanescently, often loom in the distance, and sometimes can't be got to exist even when most desired.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • Then was the time that the strange big things which filter through your dreams linger evanescently in your mind to ponder over.


  • Here reality is mirrored so faintly and tremulously, so brokenly, so as it seems evanescently, that the simplest things may be purged and refined into suggestions of exquisite beauty.

    Impressions and Comments

  • Such was Stephen Thorle, a governess in the nursery of Chelsea-bred religions, a skilled window-dresser in the emporium of his own personality, and needless to say, evanescently popular amid a wide but shifting circle of acquaintances.

    The Unbearable Bassington

  • Steele, and Swift, and Pope, and all the wits at Will's, who are presented evanescently in the romance.

    My Literary Passions

  • The windows of the stately houses that overlook the water take the sunset from it evanescently, and begin to chill and darken before the crimson burns out of the sky.

    Suburban Sketches


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