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fleeting
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The House of Mirth
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  • He had left behind only the ripple of amusement which his speedy despatch had caused among her friends; and though later (to shift the metaphor) he reappeared lower down the stream, it was only in fleeting glimpses, with long submergences between.
  • This fleeting glimpse of her past served to emphasize the sense of aimlessness with which Lily at length turned toward home.
  • It was this moment of love, this fleeting victory over themselves, which had kept them from atrophy and extinction; which, in her, had reached out to him in every struggle against the influence of her surroundings, and in him, had kept alive the faith that now drew him penitent and reconciled to her side.

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  • Her moments of happiness were few and fleeting.
  • Youth is fleeting.

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