Origin of evanescent
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And always in the background, evanescent but, in the end, accountable, is Rupert Murdoch—courted, feared and sometimes loathed.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine|Clive Irving|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that support was evanescent; it's already back below 50%, and probably still falling.Memo: The Aaron Sorkin Model of Political Discourse Doesn't Actually Work|Megan McArdle|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When he does, for short walks on moonless nights or for the occasional meal, these evanescent periods of freedom are thrilling.
But success in a mission of this size may only bring limited and evanescent political benefits.
To treat misdemeanors which are not habitual nor characteristic as evanescent is the best way to make them evanescent.Study of Child Life|Marion Foster Washburne
Yet it is not so; and the very fear implies that we look in the wrong place for the permanent amid the evanescent in the Gospel.Studies of Christianity|James Martineau
Whims were evanescent, and this particular whim would pass away.Sevenoaks|J. G. Holland
To the southeast an evanescent greenish glow heralded the opening revels of the aurora borealis.The God of His Fathers|Jack London
Pronouncing the types of the past evanescent, Dr. Kurtz pronounces the type of the present permanent.