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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. 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.

  2. Book of Proverbs:

    Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

  3. Sallust:

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

  4. Kris Tanto Paronto:

    I realized I need to try and start helping people with this story and bring people together rather than push them apart. While he said he still gota little angry sometimes when questioning why his team was left behind in Benghazi, those emotions were fleeting anddissipatingbecause of me realizing I can help people.

  5. Kyrsten Sinema:

    Demands to eliminate this threshold from whichever party holds the fleeting majority amount to a group of people separated on two sides of a canyon shouting that solution to their colleagues. I understand there’s some on both sides of the aisle, how embarrassing for Joe Biden.

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