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fleeting

[flee-ting] /ˈfli tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
passing swiftly; vanishing quickly; transient; transitory:
fleeting beauty; a fleeting glance.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see fleet2, -ing2
Related forms
fleetingly, adverb
fleetingness, noun
unfleeting, adjective
Synonyms
passing, flitting, flying, brief, fugitive.
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British Dictionary definitions for fleetingness

fleeting

/ˈfliːtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
rapid and transient a fleeting glimpse of the sea
Derived Forms
fleetingly, adverb
fleetingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fleetingness
fleeting
early 13c., from O.E. fleotende "floating, drifting," later "flying, moving swiftly," from O.E. fleotan (see fleet (n.)).
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