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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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However, these exfoliating bark roosts were all ephemerally used, averaging 1.
some of the teenagers' posts and videos last only ephemerally since
moon's tides, today I write ephemerally what I must seal in memory,
But as media journalist Hannah Jane Parkinson commented this week: "I'd agree that a funny, Photoshopped meme of a politician is only ephemerally amusing - although one might argue that we need them when we're living with scrolling news footage of George Osborne in a hard hat.
Ephemerally, so to speak, he enjoys the lady and the bragging rights for a mission accomplished.
The second layer underlying digitally mediated spaces consists of nodes and hubs, much like a computer network, which transport and transfer data, physically, and ideas, logic systems, and values, ephemerally, creating a "space of flows.
A lack of responsibility indicates that corruption may be ephemerally uncovered but its practitioners will be still active.
Rather than being recorded and analyzed by human analysts in relatively clearly bounded settings, big data exists ephemerally in the cloud.
The unnamed group in Dial 128 holds that the Power of God becomes distinct only ephemerally, in economic manifestations.
Yet, these instances of gossip and rumour are not just triggered by passers-by to whom onlookers often relate personally, but also by those who appear more ephemerally on the asphalted scene, namely people passing in vehicles.
After all, the young Antin no longer receives the ephemerally satisfying piece of candy but the gift of literature.
In short, he is bored, but in the fashion of the aesthete he is able to transform, however ephemerally, this simple boredom into a kind of seemingly grand existential angst.