Definition

(Adjective)

Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.

 

In Context
“The Joycean definition of an epiphany differs from the critical definition of an epiphany in that Joyce’s epiphany is more than what Joyce himself presents it to be: a simple manifestation, an evanescent moment, a significant experience. “

Navraj Narula “The Epiphany as the Evanescent Moment: Flashes of Unintellectual Light in James Joyce’s Dubliners,” 2015