Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waist-coat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.
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I try to capture the evanescent beauty of the sunset in my photographs.
An infinite distress possessed Razumov, annihilated his energy, and before his eyes everything appeared confused and as if evanescent.