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fleeting
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
lasting a short time
  • But at the last moment, while the crowd still hemmed them in, her hand felt for his and gave it a fleeting squeeze.
    p. 116.8
  • There was no evidence, only fleeting glimpses that might mean anything or nothing: snatches of overheard conversation, faint scribbles on lavatory walls — once, even, when two strangers met, a small movement of the hand which had looked as though it might be a signal of recognition.
    p. 17.9
  • And he did see them, for a fleeting instant, before the scenery of his mind changed.
    p. 258.3

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