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ev·a·nes·cent

(ev'ă-nes'ent),
Of short duration.
[L. e, out, + vanesco, to vanish]

ev·a·nes·cent

(evă-nesĕnt)
Of short duration.
[L. e, out, + vanesco, to vanish]

evanescent

(ĕv″ă-nĕs′ĕnt) [L. evanescere, to vanish]
Not permanent; of brief duration.

ev·a·nes·cent

(evă-nesĕnt)
Of short duration.
[L. e, out, + vanesco, to vanish]
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This garden, with its absence of statues and effulgent richness of sensory experience, described evanescently in Young's poetic prose, is to Vera her first vision of an "unseen" beauty: "I opened my eyes, that I might not feel estranged.
Appearing evanescently in vague discussions of process-based theories of judicial review, or in isolated First Amendment cases involving political speech, or in momentary Equal Protection forays into racial redistricting, democracy hovers insistently over the constitutional canon.
Spectral changes in the porphyrins are measured evanescently with VCOTS using the immobilized monolayers as a planar waveguide; alternatively the surface can be used as a OwipeO test on exposed surfaces.