evanescent evanescent  /ˌɛ və ˈnɛ sənt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) tending to vanish like vapor

Usage(s):

  1. By his victory, Nedayr, a 14-to-1 shot, became the latest claimant to the evanescent three-year-old championship of 1938.
  2. There are the ghosts shadowy, evanescent figures that are supposed to represent the unseen forces that ordered the torments inflicted on the prisoners.
  3. For an artist with a reputation for lofty concepts, ethereal soundscapes and evanescent light shows, Brian Eno's west London studio is a place of reassuring solids.

News

  • Introducing '10 More Don'ts Of Corporate Social Media'

    Every company, corporation and organization is struggling to get its corporate social media right. The Trillion Dollar Question: How do organizations think about communicating to the public, when the public now communicates back? In the world of social media, reputation is both far more enduring, and far more evanescent, than ever before ? necessitating a whole new way of thinking about, and of ...
    on November 19, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "A smile is a very evanescent thing, but a purr is continuous. We should train people to purr," Dr de Bono said.
    on May 5, 2010 By: Edward de Bono Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "It struck me that the shadow patterns are evanescent but the tattoos are permanent," Wall said.
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Jeff Wall Source: Canada East

  3. "It's really a concern about how do you preserve the elements of an art which is really evanescent, which is really like water," Mr. Cunningham said in an interview last week. "It can disappear. This is a way of keeping it - at least with our...
    on Jun 9, 2009 By: Merce Cunningham Source: New York Times

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