To better see all uses of the word
evanescent
in
Heart of Darkness
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
evanescent
Used In
Heart of Darkness
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • 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.
  • And it is not my own extremity I remember best—a vision of grayness without form filled with physical pain, and a careless contempt for the evanescence of all things—even of this pain itself.

  • There are no more uses of "evanescent" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
  • 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

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading