But success in a mission of this size may only bring limited and evanescent political benefits.
But that support was evanescent; it's already back below 50%, and probably still falling.
They are imagined as disembodied spirits, and are often visualized as vague or evanescent forms; hence, the white sheet routine.
And always in the background, evanescent but, in the end, accountable, is Rupert Murdoch—courted, feared and sometimes loathed.
When he does, for short walks on moonless nights or for the occasional meal, these evanescent periods of freedom are thrilling.
It had been so fragile, that even the sound of its breaking was thin and evanescent like a note blown, not struck.
You seek sympathy, and all you get is the most evanescent sense of relief—if you get that much.
The evanescent dimple had disappeared entirely and also the indolent expression in her golden brown eyes.
What a pity that they are as evanescent as the bloom of these flowers and the fragrance they exhale!
And in our evanescent houses and uneasy life we would no more have ancient ranges of family pictures than Arabs in their tents.
evanescent ev·a·nes·cent (ěv'ə-něs'ənt)
Of short duration; passing away quickly.