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[adj] 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"

Misc. Definitions

\E*phem"er*al\, a.
1. Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; diurnal; as, an ephemeral flower.
2. Short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only. ``Ephemeral popularity.'' --V. Knox. Sentences not of ephemeral, but of eternal, efficacy. --Sir J. Stephen. {Ephemeral fly} (Zo["o]l.), one of a group of neuropterous insects, belonging to the genus {Ephemera} and many allied genera, which live in the adult or winged state only for a short time. The larv[ae] are aquatic; -- called also {day fly} and {May fly}.
\E*phem"er*al\, n. Anything lasting but a day, or a brief time; an ephemeral plant, insect, etc.

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