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 Meanings and Examples of FLEETING
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
fleeting
 a.  transient; brief; temporary; passing quickly
Classic Sentence: (77 in 6 pages)
1  For a fleeting instant she saw Melanie's incredulous face, the look on the chaperons' faces, the petulant girls, the enthusiastic approval of the soldiers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  Scarlett caught a fleeting glimpse and saw that it was a broad gold ring.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
3  For a fleeting immeasurable instant, he pressed her body close to his.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  She caught a fleeting glimpse of a head of red curls and saw that creature, Belle Watling, heard her shrill drunken laughter as she clung for support to a one-armed soldier who reeled and staggered.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
5  Now that she could catch fleeting glimpses of the sun, her spirits soared.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  This fleeting glimpse of her past served to emphasize the sense of aimlessness with which Lily at length turned toward home.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
7  We'll drink to-night with hearts as light, To love, as gay and fleeting As bubbles that swim, on the beaker's brim, And break on the lips while meeting.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. First Night Watch.
8  They did not know that they were such, of course; they only knew that they sought the job, and that the job was fleeting.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 22
9  A desperate and fruitless struggle to recover the branch succeeded, and then the savage was seen for a fleeting instant, grasping wildly at the empty air.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
10  In such a scene none had leisure to note the fleeting moments.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
11  The sage started, and bent his head aside, as if to catch the fleeting sounds of some passing melody.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
12  And not be able to leave behind one the slightest token of one's gratitude, scarcely even a fleeting regret--nothing but an empty place which the first comer can fill as well as any other.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
13  Sometimes, for a fleeting moment, I thought I caught a glance, heard a tone, beheld a form, which announced the realisation of my dream: but I was presently undeserved.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
14  Tom hinted at things he had to attend to; things that must be done; and time was fleeting.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
15  We stepped, as it were, right out of the carriage and into the hall, so that I failed to catch the most fleeting glance of the front of the house.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  We paid a fleeting visit to Paris.
2  Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and unique.
3  For one fleeting moment , Paula allowed herself to forget her troubles.
4  Life is short and time is fleeting.
5  Sometimes, for a fleeting moment, I thought I caught a glance, heard a tone, beheld a form, which announced the realization of my dream.
6  Then a faint moan came sighing through the branches of the forest and the boys felt a fleeting breath upon their cheeks.
7  He said the program lets the government connect fragmented and fleeting communications.
8  Nelson destroyed the Franco-Spanish fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar.
9  The fleet is manoeuvring in combination with the air unit.
10  The Dutch fleet is sailing up the Thames.
11  The British fleet sailed from Southampton early this morning.
12  The fleet is - ring off the east coast.
13  The fleet is very expensive to maintain.
14  The fleet is manoeuvring off the coast.
15  There's been a big reduction in the size of the British merchant fleet in recent years.