Definition of evanescent:
- scattered (part of speech: adjective)
- transient (part of speech: adjective)
- "A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature", George Saintsbury.
Of all languages none is so difficult, so varying, so complex, so evanescent, as that of paint; and yet it is precisely the works written in this language that every one believes himself able to understand, and ready to purchase at the expense of a large part of his fortune.- "Modern Painting", George Moore.
- "The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'", Thomas Orchard.