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Under the stress of a feeling of ridicule or derision which sensed was felt if having no other expression than the exasperating smile that goads so much, all that independence of what "they would say" evanesced like the morning mist.
As his strength evanesced, he roused himself, fired up his pen and dashed off acid-tinged missives that warned Stanislavsky against employing his familiar, cloying theatrical tricks.
And sometimes, in the pitch-light of the bazaar God's shadow baited bears or egged men on To braggadocio or fisticuffs, or spied upon Their most secretive gestures, their least Askance innuendoes, their cupped whispering; Till, surrogate, he evanesced on the Muqattan Hills One evening, leaving only slivered veils behind.
Hobbe's "ghost of the Roman Empire" may finally have evanesced, but we professionals are in no agreement at all on whether to hold this thousand years together or how, on what basis, to divide out epochs and themes.
While Marx and Engels accepted many of the details of the ideal society suggested by the utopian socialists, they rejected the means by which they hoped to reach those ends: "From the moment the working men's class movement became real, the fantastic utopias [of the utopian socialists] evanesced, not because the working class had given up the end aimed at by these utopians, but because they had found the real means to realise them" (Marx, Civil War in France 262).
It evanesced with a surprise announcement that Texaco had agreed to purchase all of Getty's stock.