• Everything vanished and, instead, there appeared a pretty little peasant's cottage
    Everything vanished and, instead, there appeared a pretty little peasant's cottage
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vanishing a sudden disappearance from sight
    • n vanishing a sudden or mysterious disappearance
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May watched the water-logged craft as it vanished under a distant bridge May watched the water-logged craft as it vanished under a distant bridge

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The reason why tattoos do not vanish even though we shed our skin is because the dye is injected deeper into the dermis part of the skin. It is only the epidermis that we shed
    • Vanishing a. & n. from Vanish v.
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love repulsed, -- but it returneth.”
  • Naomi Wolf
    Naomi Wolf
    “Women have face-lifts in a society in which women without them appear to vanish from sight.”
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    “I can't forgive my friends for dying; I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
    “Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”
  • Og Mandino
    “Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.”


In literature:

The dog, whilst appearing in all parts of the house, invariably vanished in a big cupboard at the back of the hall staircase.
"Animal Ghosts" by Elliott O'Donnell
He remarked that these chimeras would vanish before the influence of time, and company, and occupation.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
The next instant Calumet stood alone, grinning widely at the door through which Betty had vanished.
"The Boss of the Lazy Y" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The boy looked up, in time to catch a vanishing smile on the face of Mendoza.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
His smile had vanished.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
I went that way, but it vanished.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Sarvik surprises them, and wrestles with the Kalevide in the enclosure, but is overcome and vanishes.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
But almost immediately the light had vanished and the quick refusal had come.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
The last trailing banner of cloud vanished, and the sun rode clear in an opal sky, smiling benignly down on the forested land.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
It was here that the little toy-seller had vanished.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley

In poetry:

Dreary! weary!
Weary! dreary!
Sighs my soul this lonely night.
Farewell gladness!
Welcome sadness!
Vanished are my visions bright.
"At Night" by Abram Joseph Ryan
I rise and pace the narrow round,
Then come like one in search,
And step across the circling mound
That marks the vanish'd church.
"In Kirkconnel Old Churchyard" by Alexander Anderson
what comfort is it for me
To find him such, when the days bring
No comfort, at my time of life when
All good things go vanishing.
"Translations And Adaptations From Heine" by Ezra Pound
I will not look on her nearer,
My heart would be torn in twain;
From my eyes the garden would vanish
In the falling of their rain.
"The Old Garden" by George MacDonald
Had I a glance of thee, my God,
Kingdoms and men would vanish soon;
Vanish as though I saw them not,
As a dim candle dies at noon.
"Hymn 41" by Isaac Watts
Henceforth my mind was never crossed
By thought of vanished gold,
But with it came the guardian host
Of flowers both meek and bold.
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald

In news:

The old-school Alfred Hitchcock classic "The Lady Vanishes" is joined by the decidedly new-school "Kung Fu Panda 2" and "Fright Night" today on DVD shelves.
Big winners include 'I Declare War ,' 'Flicker,' and 'Vanishing Waves' Interviews (Rian Johnson.
Complimentary warm chocolate chip cookies - a legacy of now-departed Midwest Airlines - will vanish from Frontier Airlines' flights by the end of the month.
Franklin Mint FCU Thrives After Major Sponsor Vanishes.'s weekly planner reminds you that Ghost vanishes from Broadway… the end comes for End Of The Rainbow … Chaplin tramps onto the Great White Way…and "they all lived happily ever after".
Two household light bulbs are about to vanish from store shelves.
Groeschel's Vanishing Comments Condemned by N.Y. Our group blog.
Hard copies of traditional publications like fishing guides have become vanishing breeds.
The night my van vanished and a bike appeared.
Since 1950, racial tensions and vanishing industry have cut Detroit's population in half from 1.8 million to 714,000.
Tice vanished last month in Syria CBS News' Margaret Brennan reports.
Archaeologist Investigates Vanished Cemetery .
In 1994, a 13-year-old boy named Nicholas Barclay vanished on a walk back to his San Antonio home.
0 Iowa cousins Elizabeth Collins, 8, left, and Lyric Cook, 10, vanished in July while riding their bikes.
How did 'Baby Dwight' vanish.

In science:

Another simple, but interesting example of such a vanishing can be obtained by considering, within the same formalism, the expression of the kernels for the longitudinal single spin asymmetry AL , which we know must vanish in a parity conserving theory.
Intrinsic parton motion soft mechanisms and the longitudinal spin asymmetry A_LL in high energy pp -> pi X
Although in asymmetric cases C can be vanishing for some values of ˜U , it cannot be identically vanishing for all ˜U (Sec. 6.1.5).
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
From Eq. (B.55) it further follows that at any real energy ε for which Im[ ˜Σσ (k; ε∓ i0+ )] is non-vanishing, the corresponding Υσ (k; ε ∓ iη) must be diverging like 1/ηγ , γ ≥ 1, as η > 0 is made to approach zero, with the condition γ = 1 corresponding to a bounded and non-vanishing Im[ ˜Σσ (k; ε∓ i0+ )].
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
H R (L(Λ)) either vanishes or is almost convergent for each Λ ∈ P rk ,R ; (ii) there exists Λ ∈ P rk ,R , such that chH R (L(Λ)) does not vanish.
On rationality of W-algebras
The crucial point is that the formulation involves two distinct limits in the longitudinal direction; one is the vanishing extent of a nucleus and the other is the vanishing correlation length in the random color distribution.
Randomness in infinitesimal extent in the McLerran-Venugopalan model