(Verbs). To elapse, lapse, flow, run, proceed, roll on, advance, pass, slide, press on, flit, fly, slip, glide.

    (Adjectives). Elapsing, passing, etc., aoristic.

    (Adverbs). In course of time; in due time or season; in process of time; in the fullness of time.

    (Phrases). Truditur dies die; "fugaces labuntur anni."

  1. Long duration.
  2. Diuturnity (Substantives), a long time, an age, a century, an eternity.

    (Phrases). Temporis longinquitas; a month of Sundays.

    Durableness, durability, persistence, lastingness, continuance, permanence 150, longevity, survival.

    Distance of time, protraction, extension or prolongation of time 133.

    (Verbs). To last, endure, stand, etc.; abide, tarry, protract, prolong, outlast, outlive, survive; spin out, draw out, eke out, linger, loiter, lounge 275, wait.

    (Adjectives). Durable, of long duration, permanent, enduring, chronic, intransient, intransitive, intransmutable, lasting, abiding, persistent; livelong, longeval, long-lived, diuturnal, evergreen, perennial, unintermitting, unremitting, see 112.

    Protracted, prolonged, spun out, long-winded, surviving, etc.

    (Adverbs). Long, a long time, permanently.

    (Phrases). As the day is long; all the day long; all the year round; the livelong day; sine die; for good; for many a long day.

  3. Short duration.
  4. Transientness (Substantives), transitoriness, impermanence, evanescence, transitiveness, fugitiveness, fugacity, fugaciousness, caducity, mortality, span, shortness, brevity.

    (Phrases). A nine days' wonder; one's days being numbered.

    Quickness, promptness 132, suddennness, abruptness.


    A coup de main, bubble, Mayfly.

    (Verbs). To be transient, etc., to flit, pass away, fly, gallop, vanish, intromit.

    (Adjectives). Transitory, transient, transitive, passing, impermanent, evanescent, fleeting, fugacious, fugitive, flitting, vanishing, shifting, flying, temporary, provisional, provisory, rough and ready, temporal, cursory, galloping, short-lived, ephemeral, deciduous, meteoric.

    Brief, sudden, quick, prompt, brisk, abrupt, extemporaneous, summary, hasty, precipitate.

    (Adverbs). Temporarily, etc., pro tempore, in transitu, extempore.

    In a short time, soon, at once, awhile, anon, by and by, briefly, presently, apace, eftsoons, straight, straightway, quickly, speedily, promptly, presto, slapdash directly, immediately, incontinently, forthwith, à vue d'œil.

    Suddenly, per saltum, at one jump.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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