EVANESCENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EVANESCENT
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 a.  fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
Classic Sentence:
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.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
2  In times of strong emotion mankind disdain all base considerations; but such times are evanescent.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 46. Surmises.
3  All was unstable; quivering as leaves, evanescent as lightning.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  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.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In II
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 Melville
Context  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 Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman
Example Sentence:
1  Brandon's satisfaction in his new job was evanescent, for he immediately began to notice its many drawbacks.