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ephemeral
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Definition existing only for a short time
  • Her fame was ephemeral.
ephemeral = existing only for a short time
  • Her enthusiasm was as ephemeral as the morning mist.
  • ephemeral = existing only for a short time
  • it was all as ephemeral as a rainbow
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • It was nothing but an ephemeral dream.
  • What are these elusive and ephemeral things that ignite passion in the human heart?
    Martin Sage and Sybil Adelman  --  Northern Exposure (TV sitcom), The Bumpy Road to Love (1991 episode)
  • ...contemplating with regret ... the ephemeral splendor of another afternoon that would never return.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • ephemeral = existing only for a short time
  • the ephemeral flower
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • ephemeral = existing only for a short time
  • a lot of people were concerned with ... the ephemeral nature of things.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • ephemeral = existing only for a short time
  • He had so long since ceased to direct his course towards any ideal goal, and had confined himself to the pursuit of ephemeral satisfactions,
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • ephemeral = existing only for a short time
  • But I am aware of our ephemeral passage.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • ephemeral = existing only for a short time
  • In fact, if there could be any hope, it would be very ephemeral,
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • ephemeral = existing only for a short time
  • Nicolas was also close to the little girl's heart, but there was something ephemeral and volatile about him.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • ephemeral = existing only for a short time
  • The flower will wither in a few moments and leave nothing save its brown seed vessels; but thence may be perpetuated a race as ephemeral as itself.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • ephemeral = existing only for a short time
  • In a soft voice, Lifaen said, "Once we were like you, bright, fleeting, and as ephemeral as the morning dew."
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • ephemeral = existing only for a short time
  • ...the floor produced an ephemeral optical illusion...
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • ephemeral = existing only for a short time
  • For how can we condemn something that is ephemeral, in transit?
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • ephemeral = existing only for a short time
  • Her companion, also in black, appeared as a well-formed young woman about eighteen, completely possessed of that ephemeral precious essence youth, which is itself beauty, irrespective of complexion or contour.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • ephemeral = existing only for a short time
  • They were fragments of dreams-but solid, to be touched, to be felt, to be used-not ephemeral at all.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • ephemeral = momentary (existing only for a short time)
  • Ephemeral as the flamelike budding leaves, men flourish on the ripe wheat of the grainland, then in spiritless age they waste and die.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • ephemeral = temporary (existing only for a short time)
  • The tearoom, called "the abode of fancy," is an ephemeral structure built to enclose a moment of poetic intuition.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
ephemeral = existing only for a short time

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