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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.
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By juxtaposing still lives from 17th and 18th century Europe with contemporary art, the exhibition creates opportunity to contrast and compare the development of the themes and keywords (abundance, ephemerality and consumption) in European art culture and mentality through five centuries.
Ephemerality returns in Richard Andrews' discussion of Isabella Andreini's posthumous prose, the Lettere and Frammenti (or Ragionamenti), both of which he regards as forms of performance text; the Lettere appear to be selections from Isabella's "professional zibaldone" (35), that is, the notebook kept by actors containing a personal repertoire of set speeches and conceits to be utilized in given dramatic situations; while the Fragmenti are in effect "mini-dialoghi teatrali" (33), always between a man and a woman, verbal sparring matches with "a strong element of erotic tension" (32).
Gaponenko does not explicitly identify the tensions--between the personal and the political, life and death, inelegance and dignity, ephemerality and timelessness--underlying these ironies.
Heymann acknowledges the ephemerality of theater and tries to come to terms with and capture a piece of it through the act ofwriting.
Moreover, as a text which had the potential to survive the event it advertised, the playbill served as a way of commemorating and preserving the ephemerality of performance, creating a sense of periodicity and thereby a form of theater time.
In essence, Sodeman views Radcliffe's acknowledgement of her novels' ephemerality as a kind of protest against her exclusion (and the exclusion of female novelists) from the literary canon.
The present moment, we ventured, is one fastened to fastness: from fast food to high-frequency cyber-trading; from the "quick fix" to the drone strike; from voracious energy consumption to flash floods; from academic fads to sudden cuts; from the ephemerality of social media to the instantaneous obsolescence of everything.
Beautifully capturing the ephemerality of passing ruminations, Hamed's works have been featured in several exhibitions both in Bahrain and abroad.
Romney's announcement last month that he was weighing a third run roiled an already-crowded Republican race, but it had an air of wistfulness and ephemerality from the start.
A mobile messenger, Tappy, puts a new face on text messaging by using images and ephemerality.
D'Ambrosio's only future-oriented piece, "One More Paradise" playfully considers the transient nature of Dave Santos's Biosquat, an ephemerality that seems only possible in Santo's visionary future.
Viewers were reminded of the ephemerality of human life and the vanity of earthly beauty.