Ephemeral

[ɪfˈɛməɹə͡l], [ɪfˈɛməɹə‍l], [ɪ_f_ˈɛ_m_ə_ɹ_əl]

Definitions of ephemeral:

  1.   Existing only for a day: daily: short- lived.
  2.   See Ephemera.
  3.   Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; diurnal; as, an ephemeral flower.
  4.   Anything lasting but a day, or a brief time; an ephemeral plant, insect, etc.
  5.   Lasting a day, more or less; of brief duration.
  6.   Beginning and ending in a day; existing one day only; continuing for a short time only.
  7.   Lasting but a day; short- lived.
  8.   Continuing or existing one day only; short- lived.
  9.   Living one day only, as May- flies; hence, transitory.
  10.   Anything that is ephemeral.
  11.   enduring a very short time; " the ephemeral joys of childhood"; " a passing fancy"; " youth's transient beauty"; " love is transitory but at is eternal"; " fugacious blossoms"
  12.   Existing only for a day; shortlived.
  13.   Short- lived; existing or continuing for a short time only.

Antonyms for ephemeral:

deathless, long, indestructible, entrenched, undying, perpetual, eternal, stationary, imperishable, far, unvarying, durable, permanent, deep-seated, endless, abiding, unfading, dateless, long-term, rooted, extended, Indefectible, continuing, long-lived, deep, stable, lifelong, immortal, marathon, persistent, constant, steady, changeless, timeless, hard core, unending, enduring, great, everlasting, confirmed, bred-in-the-bone, lengthy, lasting, long-drawn-out, ceaseless, inveterate, deep-rooted, settled, unchanging.


Quotes for ephemeral:

  1. Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it. – Denis Diderot
  2. Since 1970, relationships can be more volatile, jobs more ephemeral geographical mobility more intensified, stability of marriage weaker. – Mary Douglas
  3. Success is very ephemeral You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax. – Eva Green
  4. Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral – Dee Hock
  5. True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories. – Florence King
  6. Yet I've discovered that how I look is not a function of anything as ephemeral as my hair. – Judith Light
  7. What I'm trying to do now in my life- not just with the building, but with everything- is to construct things that will have enduring qualities, and won't just be ephemeral flashes in the pan. – Sylvester Stallone
  8. So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's memories. – John Williams
  9. I made enough money to buy a house. That's crazy, but fame proved ephemeral – Moon Unit Zappa
  10. Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away. A work of art can be forgotten by time; it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental will always prevail over the ephemeral – Stefan Zweig

Usage examples for ephemeral:

  1. Then the road becomes solitary, and ephemeral humanity is left behind. ” – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  2. Yet I regard private schools, which do the work usually done in public schools, as temporary, their necessity as ephemeral and I think that under a proper public sentiment they will soon pass away. ” – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell
  3. One other season, ephemeral but universal, do the babbling but truth- telling beaches record. ” – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  4. It made what had hitherto seemed the big worth- while things of life look so small and petty, so ephemeral – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  5. But accidents are not absolutely ephemeral nor is substance absolutely permanent: were an accident to exist for ever it would not cease to be an accident, nor would a substance be any less a substance were it created and then instantaneously annihilated. ” – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey
  6. “ Mr. Watts, R. A., once told me that the paper was regarded with but little encouragement by the occupants of an omnibus in which he was riding, one gentleman, after looking gravely through its pages, tossing it aside with the remark, " One of those ephemeral things they bring out; won't last a fortnight!" ” – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  7. An ephemeral monument; but as long as it stood its effect was delightfully classic and beautiful. ” – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  8. The original flavour has gone from many of them, like the scent from dried flowers, with the dispute or ephemeral motive that gave rise to them; but a new flavour from that very fact has taken the place of the old, of the same sort that attaches to the relics of extinct religions or of bygone forms of life. ” – Books Condemned to be Burnt by James Anson Farrer
  9. The emperor had made a progress through Italy with a numerous suite and a pomp designed to produce an effect on the minds of the populace; but not only had Francis not interrupted his work to go and see him, he had enjoined upon his friars also to abstain from going, and had merely selected one of them to carry to the monarch a reminder of the ephemeral nature of worldly glory. ” – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  10. The horses had not been well off for either grass or water at starting, and they were mostly footsore; but in the best of cases, and under the most favourable start from a water, the ephemeral thread of a horse's life may be snapped in a moment, in the height of an Australian summer, in such a region as this, where that detestable vegetation, the triodia, and high and rolling sandhills exist for such enormous distances. ” – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  11. How pallid, how ephemeral is all else beside that one bewitching form! ” – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  12. And he designed covers for ephemeral magazines,- in a word, nimbly snatched the scanty dollars of Art. ” – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  13. Consequently the coast was clear for George Butts, and he had his ephemeral hour; and then? ” – Leonore Stubbs by L. B. Walford
  14. And all for the ephemeral reading of a day- of a forenoon, more likely- to be forgotten when the evening journals came out! ” – Jennie Baxter, Journalist by Robert Barr
  15. There is another mischief, arising out of ephemeral literature, which was noticed by the same great author. ” – Colloquies on Society by Robert Southey
  16. The fact that Lowell did not collect them is a tribute to his modesty, a tribute all the more worthy in these days when some writers of ephemeral reviews on ephemeral books think it their duty to collect their opinions in book form. ” – The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays by James Russell Lowell
  17. Do not many of these clergy ignore the vast difference between the ephemeral nature of moral compulsion and the enduring force of a real moral training? ” – Ireland In The New Century by Horace Plunkett
  18. The exchange of notes on the subject is not worth appending, as it expresses an ephemeral phase of diplomacy and not any essential principle of international law. ” – The New Germany by George Young
  19. Gorgeous and ephemeral hangs the Maiden’ s Blush. ” – Minstrel Weather by Marian Storm
  20. “ Diard, seeing that the eldest, Juan, was in a way neglected, took him under his own protection; and without inquiring even of himself whether the boy was the fruit of that ephemeral love to which he owed his wife, he made him his Benjamin. ” – Juana by Honore de Balzac

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