fleeting fleeting  /f ˈli tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) lasting for a markedly brief time

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. What is surprising is just how fleeting an interest Internet users have in losing weight.
  2. It took him months to gather all those fleeting ideas and craft his acclaimed keynote speech.

News

  1. Evan Dietrich-Smith ready to prove his worth

    Any job in the NFL is fleeting, a fact Evan Dietrich-Smith knows more than anyone in the Packers locker room. He has been released by the team before. He’s worked out of a YMCA.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  2. Burlington County plans to cut open space tax to keep levy stable

    MOUNT HOLLY — The proposed 2013 county budget reduces spending by $15 million, but due to another year of fleeting property values, the amount to be raised by taxes to support the operating budget is
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Burlington County Times

  3. At Senate hearing, military health care gets scrutiny

    For a fleeting moment, at least, lawmakers seemed to be coming around to the idea that the Pentagon benefits system has its limits.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

Quotes

  1. "This is a unique and fleeting opportunity to reverse course from confrontation to cooperation and should therefore not be missed," ElBaradei said in his final report to the UN General Assembly before leaving the Vienna-based International...
    on Nov 2, 2009 By: Mohamed ElBaradei Source: Bloomberg

  2. "I think the momentum, it's sort of fleeting. You don't know when it's going, where it's going, when it's going to come back," Williams said.
    on Mar 25, 2007 By: Roy Williams Source: Forbes

  3. "I know it's not easy," Obama told employees at an electric-car plant in Pomona, home of a giant and hurting economy. "There are days I'm sure when progress seems fleeting and days when it feels like you're making no progress at all. That's...
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

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