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short-lived
used in The Screwtape Letters

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lasting a short time
  • We have done this through the poets and novelists by persuading he humans that a curious, and usually short-lived, experience which they call "being in love" is the only respectable ground for marriage; that marriage can, and ought to, render this excitement permanent; and that a marriage which does not do so is no longer binding.
    Chapter 18 (13% in)

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