But success in a mission of this size may only bring limited and evanescent political benefits.
They are imagined as disembodied spirits, and are often visualized as vague or evanescent forms; hence, the white sheet routine.
When he does, for short walks on moonless nights or for the occasional meal, these evanescent periods of freedom are thrilling.
And always in the background, evanescent but, in the end, accountable, is Rupert Murdoch—courted, feared and sometimes loathed.
But that support was evanescent; it's already back below 50%, and probably still falling.
It had been so fragile, that even the sound of its breaking was thin and evanescent like a note blown, not struck.
The reason is because the existing status is temporary and the conditions in it are evanescent.
The evanescent dimple had disappeared entirely and also the indolent expression in her golden brown eyes.
The feeling was evanescent; and once more he began to reflect—not to hope—no!
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.