Definitions

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  • adj. Liable to vanish; faint; weak; evanescent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Liable to vanish or disappear; faint; weak; evanescent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Vanishing; evanescent.

Etymologies

Latin evanidus, from evanescere. See evanesce. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • God will bear no longer with pretences; no outward appearances or evanid affections, in a temporary humiliation for a day, though in the observation of the most solemn duties required on such a day, will answer the mind of God herein.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • And although these things in some are subordinated unto a farther and more effectual work of the Spirit of God upon them, yet with many they prove evanid and fading, their goodness in them being "as a morning cloud, and as the early dew which passeth away," Hos. vi.

    Pneumatologia

  • And hereof evanid satisfaction, temporary resolutions for a kind of compliance with the things spoken, with, it may be, some few perishing endeavours after some change of life, are the best effects of all such discourses.

    Pneumatologia

  • (as we call it) of this delicate and evanid flower, which I leave to the chymist and the ladies who are worthy the secrets.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

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  • adj. Evanescent; fleeting; transient

    September 27, 2012