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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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fugacious

(adjective) Passing away quickly; evanescent.

Synonyms: ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transitory, transient

Usage: Restless, shifting, fugacious as time itself is a certain vast bulk of the population of the red brick district of the lower West Side.
srilalitha p
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:04:27 AM

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Is time fugacious?
monamagda
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 8:37:47 AM

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Something that's fugacious lasts a very short time. You say you'll wear your trendy new jeans for years but the truth is, their style is so fugacious you'll feel silly in them long before they wear out.

When you describe something that passes quickly, or that's ephemeral and fleeting, you can use the adjective fugacious. When you live in Maine, the summer seems fugacious, and after looking forward all year to your senior prom, you'll find the night so fugacious that it seems to last only an hour.

The origin can be traced back to the Latin word fugax, which means "apt to flee, or timid."

http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/fugacious
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:22:16 AM

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I saw a few geishas once, they didn't pass very quickly, they were clobbering along in their getas. (I play Words within Words too much, but at least I look up my missed words, like 'geta' & 'tabi', the socks with the gap for the big toe you wear with the getas.)




You wouldn't 'pass by very quickly' either, if you had to wear these!
Barnacle Barney Bill
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:28:27 AM

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acorn to oak tree
man’s time on earth is fleeting
fugacious blossoms
striker
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:48:42 PM
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i like to pass guickly and in my sleep
Omar Mariani
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 4:54:15 PM

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FLEETING, TENDING TO VANISH, DISAPPEAR
thar
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 5:17:10 PM

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A word rarely used, mostly lost and passed away, except in tempus fugit.

srilalitha p - I think that is an answer to your poser.Whistle

fugere "to flee, fly, take flight, run away; become a fugitive, leave the country, go into exile; pass quickly; vanish, disappear, perish; avoid, shun; escape the notice of, be unknown to," from PIE root *bheug- (1) "to flee" (cognates: Greek pheugein "to flee," Lithuanian bugstu "be frightened," bauginti "frighten someone," baugus "timid, nervous").

Fugitive (Old French fugitif, from Latin fugitivus "fleeing") replaced Old English flyma.


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