fleetingness

fleeting

[flee-ting]
adjective
passing swiftly; vanishing quickly; transient; transitory: fleeting beauty; a fleeting glance.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; see fleet2, -ing2

fleetingly, adverb
fleetingness, noun
unfleeting, adjective


passing, flitting, flying, brief, fugitive.
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fleeting (ˈfliːtɪŋ)
 
adj
rapid and transient: a fleeting glimpse of the sea
 
'fleetingly
 
adv
 
'fleetingness
 
n

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fleeting
early 13c., from O.E. fleotende "floating, drifting," later "flying, moving swiftly," from O.E. fleotan (see fleet (n.)).
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