Fleetingness



[flee-ting] /ˈfli tɪŋ/

adjective
1.
passing swiftly; vanishing quickly; transient; transitory:
fleeting beauty; a fleeting glance.
/ˈfliːtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
rapid and transient: a fleeting glimpse of the sea
adj.

early 13c., “fickle, shifting, unstable,” from Old English fleotende “floating, drifting,” later “flying, moving swiftly,” from present participle of fleotan (see fleet (v.)). Meaning “existing only briefly” is from 1560s.

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