OTHER WORDS FROM fleetingfleet·ing·ly, adverbfleet·ing·ness, nounun·fleet·ing, adjective
How to use fleeting in a sentence
Still, it’s hard to deny that Reebok has been flailing for too long, fleeting improvements in 2019 aside.
She hopes she’ll never have to steal again, though she says her sense of security is fleeting.Stealing to survive: More Americans are shoplifting food as aid runs out during the pandemic|Abha Bhattarai, Hannah Denham|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
So now, in the fleeting space between comfortable and crazy, he is in this happy place, alone on his coming-of-age court with Veljko Perovic, his personal coach since he was 12, signing out by sinking buckets.Deni Avdija is ‘the greatest talent in Israeli basketball history.’ But is he ready for the NBA?|Steve Hendrix|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
It can be as fleeting as the first bite of a crisp apple or more substantial, such as the feeling of awe at a valley awash in golden foliage.How to keep your sadness from turning into depression|Jelena Kecmanovic|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
Maybe she had the look of someone who was trying to work something out, something at once vast and fleeting, which could never be approached head-on but only anecdotally.Reading Nicole Krauss’s ‘To Be a Man’ feels like talking all night with a brilliant friend|Joan Frank|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
For the overwhelming majority of people in this country, the likelihood of contracting it is fleetingly small.
These are worlds and characters unto their own—strange and sexually charged mysteries caught fleetingly on camera.Denis Piel: A Legendary Photographer Finds His Moment|Isabel Wilkinson|August 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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
Mike saw the figure—dimly, fleetingly, obscured most of the time by the driving whiteness.Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett
A darker, livid hue passed fleetingly over the pallid body of the octopus.Kings in Exile|Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
The Beaker trader Rossa rubbed sweating palms on his kilt and thought fleetingly of forest ghosts and other mysteries.The Time Traders|Andre Norton
His mouth, I thought fleetingly, must hurt like hell when he drew it up into the kind of grin he was grinning now.The Door Through Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
It had never before in her life, not even fleetingly, not once, occurred to her that she might ever have children.Rough-Hewn|Dorothy Canfield