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fleeting (adj.)

early 13c., "fickle, shifting, unstable," from Old English fleotende "floating, drifting," later "flying, moving swiftly," from present participle of fleotan "to float, drift, flow" (see fleet (v.)). Meaning "existing only briefly" is from 1560s. Related: Fleetingly.

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Definitions of fleeting

fleeting (adj.)
lasting for a markedly brief time;
a fleeting glance
Synonyms: fugitive / momentaneous / momentary
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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