[ UK /ˌɛvənˈɛsənt/ ]
[ US /ˌɛvəˈnɛsənt/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. tending to vanish like vapor
    evanescent beauty
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How To Use evanescent In A Sentence

  • Hitherto my whole bent had been towards pale, remote, and evanescent; the water-colour world Louis, the leafy recesses of Malory, l the twilight of Y eats. ilt iron in Malory, the tragedy of contrition, I did not yet at all L Surprised by Joy
  • The evanescent subtense of the angle of contact, in all curves which at the point of contact have a finite curvature, is ultimately in the duplicate ratio of the subtense of the conterminate arc.
  • Yellows of different complexions were discovered in mayweed, goldenrod and sumac, and the little-girl Faiths and Hopes and Harmonys came in with fingers pink from the handling of pokeberries and purple from blackberry stain, tempting the sight with evanescent dyes which would not keep their color even when stayed with alum and fortified with salt. The Development of Embroidery in America
  • The intensity of the evanescent wave created at the bottom of the flow cell decays exponentially with the distance from the slide's surface.
  • They are sometimes preserved by bottling but lose much of their evanescent flavour.
  • The evanescent post - war economic boom was quickly followed by a deep recession.
  • The evanescent post - war economic boom was quickly followed by a deep recession.
  • Andrew Horn's documentary keeps just the right chilled distance from its evanescent subject matter and pays due reverence to Klaus without falling into titillation or fandom.
  • As a delicate epilogue, Mr. Brown picks up his dance's evanescent momentum "Jesus Children of America" in a solo personal appearance both brief and indelible. Earthly Figures in the Clouds
  • Such was Stephen Thorle, a governess in the nursery of Chelsea-bred religions, a skilled window-dresser in the emporium of his own personality, and needless to say, evanescently popular amid a wide but shifting circle of acquaintances. The Unbearable Bassington
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