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Definition of fleeting adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1lasting only a short time synonym brief
  2. 2 a fleeting glimpse/smile a fleeting moment of happiness We paid a fleeting visit to San Antonio.
adverb She smiled fleetingly. How could she, even fleetingly, entertain such a thought?
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