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ˈfli tɪŋfleet·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentaryadjective

    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. fleetingadjective

    passing quickly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fleeting

    of Fleet

  2. Fleetingadjective

    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. Sallust:

    The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.

  2. Homer:

    Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal sees them.

  3. 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

  4. Ronnie Rickner:

    Lest not regret. It is by mere fleeting chance that any of us exist.I do not believe the paths we take and the choices we make are an illusion as some may.Every person can alter things in their own life and even affect others, much like the stars and planets that are already set on a path of there own, affecting many others around them.The life and death of a star or even a galaxy can give us a feeling of insignificance compared to our own lives for who will care once we have all turned to dust; I say care for you the future is jus another moment in time in which we cannot regret.So live your life with no regrets and it shall be a happy one, the thought of death is the most fearful thing there is:hence why most never give it much thought.It is but a consolation dying in your bed many years from now knowing that you left nothing on the table,held nothing back and led your life full without regret.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. And paradise on earth will come when all souls grow old in the circles of reincarnation and the wheel of samsara, the stupid desires of despair will die. All desire is meaningless because everything is fleeting, everything that you create quickly decays and is subject to oblivion. Success and happiness smolder like a corpse. Everything plunges into old age, even souls and consciousness. 2. 1. You are a fish swimming in someone else's egoism. 2. Lonely people merge with eternity and reality. 3. Loneliness is a fear of eternity, love is an attempt to keep eternity in the moment. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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