What does fleeting mean?

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. H.W. Mann:

    Loss of supposed happiness brings illusions into the light. Attachment to something is illusion and brings suffering. Attachments are fleeting because they are of thought and emotion. Fantasies of something out there. It is impossible for happiness to exist out there. Happiness is a state of consciousness. It is within. It exists in what is, not the attachment to it. It exists in surrender to reality as it is. Happiness exists as a value in the essence of a person or thing. In the present there is no loss. Energy cannot be created nor destroyed. Anything of any real value is always present.

  2. Brené Brown:

    To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.

  3. Sallust:

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

  4. Alan B. Watts:

    According to conviction, I am not simply what I am doing now. I am also what I have done, and my conventionally edited version of my past is made to seem almost more the real me than what I am at this moment. For what I am seems so fleeting and intangible, but what I was is fixed and final. It is the firm basis for predictions of what I will be in the future, and so it comes about that I am more closely identified with what no longer exists than with what actually is

  5. Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night:

    How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks.

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