After you lose a loved one, often you're gripped with a fear of evanescence, or the rapid fading from sight or memory of that person.
- Pronunciation: /,iːvə'nesəns/
- English description: the event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight
- Synonyms: disappearance
- Chinese Translation: 消逝(xiao1 shi4)
- Spanish Translation: desaparecimiento
- ORIGIN: Evanescence comes from the Latin evanescere meaning "disappear, vanish." Something that possesses qualities of evanescence, has a quality of disappearing or vanishing. The evanescence of a shooting star makes it hard to catch — it's there one moment and gone the next. Evanescence is a word typically used to describe an event that fades from sight or memory, or sometimes the fleeting quality of worldly success.
- Junk is converted into treasure by memory as a way of slowing our evanescence.
- A book not so much full of birds as full of evanescence, of blue-winged, trumpeting mysteries.
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