1 He had thought he loved her to distraction; he had regarded his passion as adoration; and behold it was only a poor little evanescent partiality.
2 In times of strong emotion mankind disdain all base considerations; but such times are evanescent.
3 All was unstable; quivering as leaves, evanescent as lightning.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
4 Looking past that mad helmsman, who was shaking the empty rifle and yelling at the shore, I saw vague forms of men running bent double, leaping, gliding, distinct, incomplete, evanescent.
5 So that to this hunter's wondrous skill, the proverbial evanescence of a thing writ in water, a wake, is to all desired purposes well nigh as reliable as the steadfast land.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
6 She was immediately angry at having betrayed even to herself the possible evanescence of her passion for him.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman