Usage examples for fugacious

  1. The wealth acquired by speculation and plunder, is fugacious in its nature, and fills society with the spirit of gambling. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  2. Sporangia growing closely crowded together and more or less confluent, on a purplish- brown hypothallus, the walls fugacious. – The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio by A. P. Morgan
  3. I am a Bengali, and, as such, profusely endowed with the fugacious instinct, and yet, shall I quake in appalling consternation if a mouse is to invade my vicinity? – Baboo Jabberjee, B.A. by F. Anstey
  4. Sporangium regular, globose, stipitate; the wall thin and fragile, fugacious. – The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio by A. P. Morgan
  5. It is useless to deny the rarity and worth of the skill that can report so perfectly and with such exquisite humor all the fugacious and manifold emotions of the modern maiden and her lover. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  6. Wagner and Chopin have a motor element in their music that is fiercer, intenser and more fugacious than that of all other composers. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  7. In some Agarics the ring is very fugacious, or absent altogether. – Fungi: Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  8. Then it appeared that the cook would not believe in them, and he did not send them, till they were quite faint, the peppery and muddy draught which impudently affected to be coffee, the oily slices of fugacious potatoes slipping about in their shallow dish and skillfully evading pursuit, the pieces of beef that simulated steak, the hot, greasy biscuit, steaming evilly up into the face when opened, and then soddening into masses of condensed dyspepsia. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  9. But if all rhetoric is a mode of pyrotechny, and all pyrotechnics are by necessity fugacious, yet even in these frail pomps, there are many degrees of frailty. – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  10. Sporangia various in shape, from globose or ovoid to oblong and cylindric, stipitate; the wall very thin and fugacious. – The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio by A. P. Morgan
  11. If I were to tell what is passing in my mind, I should say that every one was specked which he had handled; for he rubs off all the bloom, and those fugacious ethereal qualities leave it. – Wild Apples by Henry David Thoreau