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