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fleeting
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

7 uses
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Definition
lasting a short time
  • You couldn't blame him, no, you couldn't fault him for wanting to go deeper into every fleeting moment, to study its mystery, to shout against loss and change and motion.
    p. 329.4
fleeting = lasting a short time
  • She picked her way through the slush, afraid of falling and hurting the baby, thinking at the same time, fleetingly, how easy it would be to simply leave her, in a garbage Dumpster or on the steps of a church or anywhere.
    p. 33.5
  • "I bought David a camera for our anniversary," Norah said, wishing she could capture these fleeting instants, hold them forever.
    p. 78.6
  • This was what he yearned to capture on film: these rare moments where the world seemed unified, coherent, everything contained in a single fleeting image.
    p. 157.4
  • Caroline looked at the Polaroid in her hand: the luminous garden and Phoebe's smile, a fleeting moment caught, already gone.
    p. 222.4
  • It pained David that his memories of Paul at this age were so sparse, so fleeting.
    p. 310.1
  • An expression of worry, fleeting as a cloud, crossed Phoebe's face.
    p. 392.8

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