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Definitionexisting only for a short time
- Her beauty itself was not the mere ephemeral possession it might have been in the hands of inexperience: her skill in enhancing it, the care she took of it, the use she made of it, seemed to give it a kind of permanence.1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 (90% in)
- That was the feeling which possessed her now—the feeling of being something rootless and ephemeral, mere spin-drift of the whirling surface of existence, without anything to which the poor little tentacles of self could cling before the awful flood submerged them.2.13 -- Book 2 Chapter 13 (63% in)
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