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Synonyms for fleetingness

the property of lasting for a very short time

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However, Benjamin cautions that fleetingness is not equally distributed among artworks and languages, but depends on their ability to activate the "element that does not lend itself to translation" (79) of their originals.
The poetic voice's last argument resumes his assertion about the nature of time, addressing specifically its fleetingness and the notion of "finitude" and "situatedness" (Shustennan 1994: 42) that precludes the existence and realization of Ideals (v.
Emily understands completely the neuroses, the hit-and-miss, the devil-may-care, the fragility, the cantankerousness and fleetingness of the muse we all try to nail to the page, or the stage," Carr wrote me in an e-mail.
Speech itself embodies the (for Kafka, positively connoted) qualities of lightness and fleetingness, because speech materializes in diffusion.
The fleetingness and evanescent quality of the moment permeates the image like the water that seems to be everywhere, including the hairy legs of the divers.
He prepared each of his major exhibition pieces with numerous studies and drawings calculated to arrive at the polished appearance of fleetingness.
The fleetingness of its beauty combined with its artistic demise continues to capture the minds and imaginations of all that are able to experience it.
Pope Francis, in his new year homily, focused on life's fleetingness.
But the very fleetingness of pastoral is an essential part of its fragility, a characteristic that Virgil comments upon in his ninth eclogue: "poems such as ours, Lycidas, stand no more a chance than doves if an eagle comes (19)".
Its storylines transcend the individual protagonist, instead evolving into a universal contemplation of the fleetingness of existence.
The flower brings reconciliation, with the impalpable fleetingness of its gift.
In a letter written to Alan and Jean Crawley while she was working on The Innocent Traveller Wilson claims, "Each time I return to The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett, the fleetingness of time flows past (I hear it whistling in my own ears) as the book progresses from now till the end and then--no more.
However, if we're considering the fleetingness of life, we Northumbrians (actually those of us from anywhere between the Humber and the Forth) can go back to the Anglo Saxon and a familiar oral tale recorded by St Bede in his 'Ecclesiastical History of the English People.
Regarding the privacy and fleetingness of spoken discourse, in the same article, after referring to the Mardis and to the published causerie on Villiers, Muhlfeld claims somewhat cryptically that the "Verbe" of Mallarme would have "sufficed" even next to his fixed masterpieces like the "Apres-midi d'un faune" (279).