ephemeral

[ɪfˈɛməɹə͡l], [ɪfˈɛməɹə‍l], [ɪ_f_ˈɛ_m_ə_ɹ_əl]

Definitions of ephemeral:

  1.   Existing only for a day: daily: short- lived. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Beginning and ending in a day; existing one day only; continuing for a short time only. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Lasting but a day; short- lived. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4.   Continuing or existing one day only; short- lived. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Anything that is ephemeral. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   Existing only for a day; shortlived. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for ephemeral:

  1. Success is very ephemeral You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax. – Eva Green
  2. True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories. – Florence King
  3. Yet I've discovered that how I look is not a function of anything as ephemeral as my hair. – Judith Light
  4. 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
  5. 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. 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
  2. How pallid, how ephemeral is all else beside that one bewitching form! ” – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  3. 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
  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. An ephemeral monument; but as long as it stood its effect was delightfully classic and beautiful. ” – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  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. Gorgeous and ephemeral hangs the Maiden’ s Blush. ” – Minstrel Weather by Marian Storm
  8. Then the road becomes solitary, and ephemeral humanity is left behind. ” – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  9. “ 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
  10. 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

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