- 1chiefly • literary Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing: the evanescent Arctic summerMore example sentences
vanishing, fading, evaporating, melting away, disappearing, diminishing, dwindling, shrinking, fugitive• rare fugaciousephemeral, fleeting, short-lived, short-term, passing, transitory, transient, fugitive, momentary, temporary, brief, here today and gone tomorrow• rare fugacious
- It was evanescent, fading just as quickly as it had appeared, and translucent to begin with.
- This parallel love story clearly relays the obvious frustration that Noah felt due to his wife's evanescent memory and his tender love for her.
- Next to these markers, family and lived events can seem evanescent, fugitive, and unreal, because memories of them are neither ubiquitous nor collectively shared.
- 2 Physics Denoting a field or wave which extends into a region where it cannot propagate and whose amplitude therefore decreases with distance.More example sentences
- Close to the sphere surface, the oligonucleotide interacts with the evanescent field of the WGM, which extends about a wavelength into the buffer solution.
- First, the evanescent field decays exponentially at the sensor surface.
- We performed laser induced fluorescence imaging by exciting the immobilized MBs with an evanescent wave field produced at the silica-water interface.
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- The home we knew has disappeared, and its evanescence only heightens our desire for it.
- Just as dreams do, memory makes me profoundly aware of the unreality, the evanescence of the world, a fleeting image in the moving water.
- Our insistence on evanescence, consciousness and diaphanous impressionism distorts the book that forms in our minds, like the slight misimpression on the pottery wheel that tilts the eventual cup.
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- The evanescently excited fluorescence intensity was measured for a series of samples with increasing IgG concentration in solution adjacent to supported phospholipid bilayers containing Fc [gamma] RII.
- Experiments were performed in a liquid sample cell containing two silica spheres immersed in a buffer solution and evanescently coupled to the same single-mode, near-infrared optical fiber.
- There was pathos in the evocatively dovetailed dialogues with the strings; left-hand chords emerged inconspicuously from tuttis, the melody poised evanescently above.
early 18th century (in the sense 'almost imperceptible'): from Latin evanescent- 'disappearing', from the verb evanescere (see evanesce).