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evanescent
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Moby Dick
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  • In times of strong emotion mankind disdain all base considerations; but such times are evanescent.
  • 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.

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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.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Under Western Eyes

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