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  • n  the property of lasting for a very short time

  • But she has never taken seriously his asthmatic insomnia and an accompanying sense of the moment-by-moment fleetingness of life.
  • But the full awareness of the fleetingness of youth -- even with Stairmasters and cosmetic surgery -- was postponed as long as the World War II generation walked the corridors of .

  • Stanislaw Dziwisz in San Diego Union Tribune
    Thoughts of suffering, on the cross, on the fleetingness of life and death always accompanied his life,Dziwisz writes in "Let Me Go: The Strength in Weakness of John Paul II." "The pope's infirmity revealed who he was for the people...

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