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- adj. ephemeral
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Ephemeral.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Living or lasting but for a day; ephemeral.
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Publishing fraudulous scientific results will at best bring you some ephemerous glory, at the significant risk of a shattered reputation, losing your job and not be able to find work for the rest of your life.
A certain ephemerous insect (Chlöeon) during its development, moults, as shown by Sir J. Lubbock, above twenty times, and each time undergoes a certain amount of change; and in this case we see the act of metamorphosis performed in a primary and gradual manner.
Hope, fear, alarm, jealousy, the ephemerous tale that does its business and dies in a day, all these things, which are the reins and spurs by which leaders check or urge the minds of followers, are not easily employed, or hardly at all, amongst scattered people.
This made him boldly say, that he did not desire to be esteemed a physician, if from his twenty-eighth year to his old age he had not lived in perfect health, except some ephemerous fevers, of which he soon rid himself; yet he was not naturally of the soundest temper, his stomach being evidently bad.
You can lay on the floor face down on the pavement, time for a dramatic, ephemerous moment of fame on "Facebook" or "UTube", but you get to get up and go home when the shooting is over.
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a physician, if from his twenty-eighth year to his old age he had not lived in perfect health, except some ephemerous fevers, of which he soon rid himself; yet he was not naturally of the soundest temper, his stomach being evidently bad.
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