1 brief, ephemeral, fleeting, momentary, short, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory
2 casual, cursory, glancing, hasty, quick, shallow, short, slight, superficial
3 death, decease, demise, end, finish, loss, termination
4 in passing accidentally, by the bye, by the way, en passant, incidentally, on the way
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