- fleet ballistic missile submarine,
- fleet chief petty officer,
- fleet rate,
- fleet street,
- flegel's disease,
Origin of fleeting
Examples from the Web for fleetingly
For the overwhelming majority of people in this country, the likelihood of contracting it is fleetingly small.
UZBEKY-BEKY-BEKY-BEKY-STAN In 2011 Herman Cain was fleetingly the frontrunner for the Republican nomination.From ‘Potatoe’ to ‘Amercia’: Politicos Preserve Disorder|Ben Jacobs|May 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Only fleetingly visible for a while, she finally seemed to have sunk into the earth.Delusion and Dream|Wilhelm Jensen
He kissed her briefly, fleetingly, and returned to the paper.The Sex Life of the Gods|Michael Knerr
Valiant was the flier, but far mightier he who fleetingly pursued him.Tales of Fantasy and Fact|Brander Matthews
A thought that had fleetingly occurred to Simon before now formed itself solidly in his mind.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea
Doa Cristina had not fleetingly passed me by like many other handsome women.The Joy of Captain Ribot|Armando Palacio Valds
early 13c., "fickle, shifting, unstable," from Old English fleotende "floating, drifting," later "flying, moving swiftly," from present participle of fleotan (see fleet (v.)). Meaning "existing only briefly" is from 1560s.