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evanescent
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
tending to vanish like vapor
  • In times of strong emotion mankind disdain all base considerations; but such times are evanescent.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (10% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (35% in)

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