from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Living or lasting only a short time; ephemeral.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Alive or existent for only a short period of time.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not living or lasting long; being of short continuance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lasting a very short time
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.
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.
A double-dip recession refers to a short-lived recovery from one recession and then a new plunge back into economic contraction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She obtained an education in computer security on the fly and left Excite to run security for a short-lived start-up.