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f lee ting

  • v  move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
  • v  disappear gradually
  • s  lasting for a markedly brief time
    a fleeting glance

  • On April 28, the Supreme Court upheld the FCC policy of fining "fleeting expletives" like the one used by U2 front man Bono during his acceptance speech at the 2003 Golden Globes .
  • It is atmosphere used to create the most fleeting or lasting emotion, a mix of longing gazes, swirling cigarette smoke, double-printed slo-mo images and the Colony's most gorgeous .
  • What is surprising is just how fleeting an interest Internet users have in losing weight.
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  • Mohamed ElBaradei in Bloomberg
    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...
  • Roy Williams in Forbes
    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.
  • Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
    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...

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