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noun [ U ] us uk /-əns/
Examples from literature
- About a sudden hillside, brilliantly blue, the evanescent mist hung over the heavy fronds, going out in the sunlight that was breaking through a grey sky.
- But even that joy was fleeting and evanescent: they never reached maturity.
- It arises when rigid ideal terms are imposed on evanescent existence.
- It is probably but an evanescent remedy, and capable of rendering the cattle safe during one night only.
- Like all the glories of the May woods it is evanescent.