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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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As a form that is at once fantastic and material, ephemerally inconstant and visually spectacular, fashion itself necessarily complicates the epistemic opposition between abstract and experientially verifiable knowledges.
Prayer, devotions, spiritual direction, and Sabbath-keeping each help instill in the student an identity as steward constitutionally, not ephemerally.
Astoundingly, even where road building and construction threaten unique features in most parts of Canada, little to no effort is expended to record data from ephemerally exposed sections.
In this study, SNV infection prevalence was either so low during some seasons at some sites as to be virtually undetectable by traditional trapping techniques or ephemerally absent.
is a semiotic one which entails the formation of discourse as the only signifying medium able to actualize, although ephemerally, the eminent vernacular.
lurida was ephemerally listed as threatened in the 1970s in Washington State, it was finally recognized as a species of concern by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in 2000 because it remained at low density (Cook et al.
We could think of them as being there as complete objects only momentarily, ephemerally, in an accomplished performance.
It is similar to a flow that moves haphazardly and usually ephemerally across a network.
Lower reaches of some palaeovalleys are contiguous with modern active, or ephemerally active, drainages along the west and south coast.