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ephemeral

Biology
1. a short-lived organism, such as the mayfly
2. a plant that completes its life cycle in less than one year, usually less than six months

ephemeral

Temporary. Fleeting. Transitory. See ephemeral message app.
References in classic literature ?
It was during an access of this kind that I suddenly left my home, and bending my steps towards the near Alpine valleys, sought in the magnificence, the eternity of such scenes, to forget myself and my ephemeral, because human, sorrows.
Assistant Commissioners come and go, but a valuable Chief Inspector is not an ephemeral office phenomenon.
Marfa Petrovna had not the slightest intention of settling anything substantial on him, having regard for his children's interests, and, if she left him anything, it would only be the merest sufficiency, something insignificant and ephemeral, which would not last a year for a man of his habits.
At the same time, digital geospatial data is becoming increasingly ephemeral.
Civic leaders must not surrender their Christian convictions for ephemeral political advantages.
Quietly peeking through the last remnants of snow and ice that remain in our backyards, the buds of ephemeral flowers take advantage of the abundant amount of sunshine they receive when there are no leaves or other foliage to block the light's path.
00, 2 hours), Jack Flanders and Mojo Sam believe the reason why people are disappearing in Montreal is that they are being drawn into an ephemeral 'Other City' that may only exist somewhere next door to their own reality.
In Agosto's penultimate chapter Salete takes this focus on ephemeral physical grace to its logical conclusion.
Yet he also experimented with the notion of 'Air Architecture', an architecture of ephemeral materials such as air, fire, water, and space as defined by the body.
This ephemeral "plastic complex," somewhat reminiscent of those Constructivist reliefs located in space in the most unexpected manner, was striking for its skillful alternation of solids and voids, with cardboard rectangles and slender sticks rising upward from the floor.
EPHEMERAL ACTIVITIES Soil-chemistry data can be especially useful in detecting human activities at sites of occasional gatherings.
Ray also distills ephemeral moments into memorable turns of phrase: Propelled by power-pop riffs that recall late '70s radio faves Cheap Trick, "Driver Education" fires off quick sketches of crushes on suicidal classmates, pollen dust and Pixie Stix, and kisses that taste like Marlboros and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.