evanescent

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So that to this hunter's wondrous skill, the proverbial evanescence of a thing writ in water, a wake, is to all desired purposes well nigh as reliable as the steadfast land.
I take this evanescence and lubricity of all objects, which lets them slip through our fingers then when we clutch hardest, to be the most unhandsome part of our condition.
Its impressionistic shadings and Debussian evanescences, mixed with its old-fashioned waltzes and crowd-pleasing Puccini tunes, hint at the more elliptical sounds that were sweeping European concert halls.