Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Passing away, or liable to pass away, gradually; fading; fleeting.

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Usage examples "evanescent":

  1. The suggestions given here should enable one to collect specimens in such a way as to protect these characters while fresh, to make notes of the important evanescent characters and to dry and preserve them properly for future study. - "Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.", George Francis Atkinson.
  2. Yet it was no evanescent, romantic sentiment. - "For the Allinson Honor", Harold Bindloss.
  3. Where one spends his energies in enriching his life, a million spend theirs on seeking to obtain what by common consent is evanescent. - "The Man Who Rose Again", Joseph Hocking.