Usage examples for evanescent

  1. After- dinner oratory, while most attractive at the time, is evanescent, but some incidents are interesting in memory. – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew
  2. " But the charming people of whom you spoke," I said-" isn't the whole thing often too evanescent to be recorded?" – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  3. For an instant it hung suspended, pale- greenish, evanescent. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  4. It might be, to a certain degree, her quickness at catching the hue and shade of evanescent conversation. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  5. I can tell you, Frank, this attempting to teach the intangible, evanescent thing I'm trying to teach Helen Denby isn't very easy. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  6. They had life before them, a thousand dreamy delusions- a thousand alluring hopes evanescent as the apple blossoms of May, but as sweet also. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  7. Evanescent as a rainbow, its whole appearance, from the first, is that of a thing in the act of vanishing. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  8. I know not how many centuries had lashed against it their evanescent foam of years; but it was still unshattered, and all about it were the things of long ago, as cling strange growths to some sea- defying rock. – The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories by Lord Dunsany
  9. She would not shut the door upon her freedom and her girlish dreams and her ideals and all those evanescent bubbles which we try to carry with us into maturity. – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  10. And the equality of opportunity for which these pioneers crossed the Mississippi and came into the prairie uplands of the West- where is that evanescent spirit? – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  11. But it was too late to mend matters; already her evanescent flush of amusement had given place to remembrance. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  12. As the actors unload their wagons the spectators may notice above their heads bright, beautiful and evanescent forms coming and going in and out of being. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  13. For the rest of the evening Barbara was again a creature of moods so frothy, so evanescent that she swept aside even Wickersham's habit of precision. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  14. A sight of the old heathen emperor is enough to create an evanescent sentiment of loyalty even in a democratic bosom, so august does he look, so fit to rule, so worthy of man's profoundest homage and obedience, so inevitably attractive of his love. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  15. That night I could fancy that this sea of light spoke to me, murmured in my ear, urging me to prosecute my will, ruthlessly stirring a strange and, perhaps, evanescent romance in my heart. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  16. When the husband ceases to be a lover- and the time will inevitably come- her desire of pleasing will then grow languid, or become a spring of bitterness; and love, perhaps the most evanescent of all passions, give place to jealousy or vanity. – Mary Wollstonecraft by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  17. He soon found that with all his powers of observation and pencil, great and impassioned as they were, he could not keep pace with the rapidly changing and evanescent hues of the morning and evening sky. – Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3) by Shearjashub Spooner
  18. He says: If Coleridge is the sweetest of our poets, Shelley is at once the most ethereal and gorgeous, the one who has clothed his thought in draperies of the most evanescent and most magnificent words and imagery.... – Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats by Barnette Miller
  19. There are those who think that this excitement among the people will prove transitory and evanescent. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster