from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Living or lasting only a short time; ephemeral.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Having a short life or existence; not living or lasting long; of short continuance: as, a short-lived race of beings; short-lived passion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Not living or lasting long; being of short continuance.
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Aliveor existentfor only a short period of time.
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- adjective lasting a very short time
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The coalition's focus on so-called short-lived pollutants won't replace efforts to slash carbon emissions, for which "the world has not yet done enough," Ms. Clinton said.
The good news is that tackling black carbon, and other so-called "short-lived climate forcers" such as methane, could be a quick win in terms of tackling climate change.
A double-dip recession refers to a short-lived recovery from one recession and then a new plunge back into economic contraction.
Bisecting Budapest and Belgrade Streets, a wide boulevard lined by bedraggled trees commemorates Béla Kun, the Hungarian revolutionary who in 1919 founded the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic and was later executed by Stalin for his pains.
The intense separatist nationalism of the early 1990s was a relatively short-lived phenomenon, cooked up by local politicians from convenient myths and misremembered history.
Even if you set aside the short-lived but massive price bubble back in 1980 — around the time of a similar bubble in gold and many other commodities — the results have still been abysmal.
Claire was content just driving with her husband and daughter together in their separate thoughts, but the silence was short-lived, because Alice began to sing Woody Guthrie songs.
She obtained an education in computer security on the fly and left Excite to run security for a short-lived start-up.
But his satisfaction was short-lived when he glanced at his watch.
No amount of soapy lather could squeeze those thighs into that molded rubber seat, and my carefree days of certain cleanliness were short-lived.