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fleeting
used in Blink

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Definition
lasting a short time
  • Some fleeting emotion would flash across her face.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (45% in)
  • When it comes to the task of understanding ourselves and our world, I think we pay too much attention to those grand themes and too little to the particulars of those fleeting moments.
    Introduction (96% in)
  • But with three glasses, we have to be able to describe and hold the taste of the first and then the second cola in our memory and somehow, however briefly, convert a fleeting sensory sensation into something permanent—and to do that requires knowledge and understanding of the vocabulary of taste.
    Five — Kenna's Dilemma (96% in)
  • It is picking up on subtle, fleeting cues in order to read someone's mind—and there is almost no other impulse so basic and so automatic and at which, most of the time, we so effortlessly excel.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (11% in)
  • Ekman calls that kind of fleeting look a micro expression, which is a very particular and critical kind of facial expression.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (36% in)
  • Or do we catch a fleeting microexpression of distress and unhappiness flickering across his or her face?
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (44% in)

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