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Definitions for fleeting
ˈfli tɪŋfleet·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentary(adj)

    lasting for a markedly brief time

    "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse"

Wiktionary

  1. fleeting(Adjective)

    passing quickly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fleeting

    of Fleet

  2. Fleeting(adj)

    passing swiftly away; not durable; transient; transitory; as, the fleeting hours or moments

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fleeting

    To come up a rope, so as to haul to more advantage; especially the act of changing the situation of a tackle when the blocks are drawn together; also, changing the position of the dead-eyes, when the shrouds are become too long, which is done by shortening the bend of the shroud and turning in the dead-eye again higher up; the use of fleeting is accordingly to regain the mechanical powers, when destroyed by the meeting of the blocks or dead-eyes.--Fleet ho! the order given at such times. (See TACKLE.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fleeting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fleeting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fleeting in a Sentence

  1. Charles Baudelaire:

    Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.

  2. Chateaubriand:

    What importance can we attach to the things of this world? Friendship? It disappears when the one who is liked comes to grief, or the one who likes becomes powerful. Love? it is deceived, fleeting, or guilty. Fame? You share it with mediocrity or crime. Fortune? Could that frivolity be counted a blessing? All that remains are those so-called happy days that flow past unnoticed in the obscurity of domestic cares, leaving man with the desire neither to lose his life nor to begin it over.

  3. Napoleon:

    Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

  4. Sallust:

    The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    How like a winter hath my absence been From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December's bareness everywhere

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