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fu·gi·tive

(fyū'ji-tiv),
1. Temporary; transient.
2. Fleeting; denoting certain inconstant symptoms.
[L. fugitivus, fleeing, fr. fugio, pp. fugitus, to flee]

fugitive

adjective Referring to something that exists briefly and/or disappears rapidly; transient, fleeting.

noun An escapee, as in a fugitive from justice.

fugitive

(fū′jĭ-tĭv) [L. fugitivus]
1. Temporary, transient.
2. Wandering; pert. to inconstant symptoms.
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I select Petronio because, rightly or wrongly, I came to view his work rather more favorably than in the past, and Balanchine because here I can look at history and pat myself on the head, if not on the back, as having been at least fugitively right.