Examples of fleeting in a Sentence
I caught a fleeting glimpse of the comet.
had a fleeting desire to jump into the cool lake but kept on hiking
Recent Examples of fleeting from the Web
Still, analysts say some of the factors that helped lift oil prices in the second half of the year may prove fleeting.
As this chart from Bespoke Investment Group shows, the impact of those events proved fleeting: By late summer, investor confidence in prospects for a tax overhaul — which had surged post-election, then flagged — started coming back to life.
And that, sadly, is what often proves all too fleeting.
But at the end of the day, several turns that for fleeting moments look like major directional shifts end up being detours ultimately leading back towards safe and familiar terrain.
But prosperity proved fleeting for the Illini while the Hawkeyes remained competitive.
Like dozens of other aspiring actors, Yi had come to an obscure, red-brick hotel in east Beijing for a fleeting shot at the big screen.
In the end, the thing no one could take from her was her ability to skate and, for a fleeting moment of performance, at least, live out her dream.
But those opportunities are fleeting, not returning for the faint of heart to reconsider.
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First Known Use of fleeting
Synonymsbrief, deciduous, ephemeral, evanescent, flash, momentary, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, passing, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory
Antonymsceaseless, dateless, deathless, endless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immortal, lasting, long-lived, permanent, perpetual, timeless, undying, unending
Related Wordslittle, short, shortish; acting, interim, provisional, short-term
Near Antonymslifelong; continuing, durable, persistent; imperishable, indefectible, indestructible
Synonym Discussion of fleeting
- a hotel catering primarily to transient guests
- fame in the movies is transitory
- many slang words are ephemeral
- my feelings of guilt were only momentary
- let a fugitive smile flit across his face
- fleeting moments of joy
- the story has an evanescent touch of whimsy that is lost in translation
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Definition of fleeting for Students
- a fleeting instant
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