Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being fleeting; transientness; evanescence.

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  • noun The quality of being fleeting

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  • noun the property of lasting for a very short time

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Examples

  • Of course, the fleetingness, and the awareness of the fleetingness, of childhood and family happiness is hardly a novel artistic theme.

    Intimate History

  • There's a lot of schmaltz I could spread for an answer -- that conversation is more authentic and less performed, more intimate and less displayed, magical in its fleetingness, and more existentially affirming in the ability, on occasion, to actually make eye contact.

    Claire Gordon: A Conversation With Your Cellphone

  • But it is the larger theme of the book that time steals everything eventually—that even the blue nights, the lingering evenings of the longest days of summer, signal in their fleetingness that all that is beautiful in life will fade.

    A Mother's Love And Laments

  • Buddhism, with its profound awareness of the fleetingness of life and the endless cycle of death and rebirth, also proved to be congenial to a people forced to live with the constant threat of natural catastrophe.

    Japan's Shattered Mirror

  • There's a lot of schmaltz I could spread for an answer -- that conversation is more authentic and less performed, more intimate and less displayed, magical in its fleetingness, and more existentially affirming in the ability, on occasion, to actually make eye contact.

    Claire Gordon: A Conversation With Your Cellphone

  • There's a lot of schmaltz I could spread for an answer -- that conversation is more authentic and less performed, more intimate and less displayed, magical in its fleetingness, and more existentially affirming in the ability, on occasion, to actually make eye contact.

    Claire Gordon: A Conversation With Your Cellphone

  • The more meditative and engaged we are, the more we sense the fragility and fleetingness of things.

    Taking a Walk to Remember

  • There's a lot of schmaltz I could spread for an answer -- that conversation is more authentic and less performed, more intimate and less displayed, magical in its fleetingness, and more existentially affirming in the ability, on occasion, to actually make eye contact.

    Claire Gordon: A Conversation With Your Cellphone

  • Of course, the fleetingness, and the awareness of the fleetingness, of childhood and family happiness is hardly a novel artistic theme.

    Intimate History

  • May 11, 2010 at 3:29 am so against mono no aware insisting on non transience, so against notions of a floating world, against Ukiyo, impermanence, evanescence, fleetingness, etc

    Néojaponisme » Blog Archive » Infiniti Brand Journey: Flower Robotics pre-interview

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