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  • v. Present participle of evanesce.


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  • Reclamation engineers anchored a timber raft on the surface with an evaporation pan, a flat tin saucer equipped with instruments that could measure changes in the surface to a thousandth of a foot, hoping to calculate how much water the giant reservoir might be evanescing into the atmosphere.


  • It also makes a neat metaphor for Freud's cultural status as the century he helped shape comes to a close: evanescing even as it remains firmly in view.

    The Trouble With Sigmund

  • When "The Second Ring of Power" was published in 1977, readers learned that sometime between the leap into the abyss at the end of "Tales of Power" and the start of the new book, don Juan had vanished, evanescing into a ball of light and entering the nagual.

    The Abusive Guru: Carlos Castaneda

  • It is a sufficient proof of the extreme delicacy of this element, evanescing before any but the most sympathetic vision, that it has so seldom been employed in the drama and in novels.

    Uncollected Prose

  • It is dangerous to sculpture these evanescing images of thought.

    Representative Men

  • He just barely heard a faint clank and scrape, and when he glanced down, there was the silver dinner-tray, with a chill moist handprint rapidly evanescing from its lid.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • The chico, corresponding in a Spanish hotel to a piccolo in Germany or a page in England, or our own now evanescing bell-boy, was to get a peseta for bringing me the letter.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Just before sunset, from beneath a belt of clouds evanescing over the summit, an inconceivably tender, brilliant glow of rosy violet mantled downward, filling all the valley.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862

  • Nothing else has that definite indefiniteness, that melting permanence, that evanescing changelessness.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 61, November, 1862

  • Judaism is simply another indication of the evanescing adherence of that sect to the corporate life of the Jewish people.

    The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915


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