So, I missed posting and got very little sleep last Tuesday night.
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019
Ephemeral (adjective, noun)
1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory: the ephemeral joys of childhood.
2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower.
3. anything short-lived, as certain insects.
short-lived, fleeting, transitory, short, temporary, brief, fugitive, transient, volatile, episodic, evanescent, flitting, impermanent, fugacious
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1. fleeting, evanescent, transient, momentary, brief.
Origin: 1570–80; < Greek ephḗmer(os) short-lived, lasting but a day (ep- ep- + hēmér(a) day + -os adj. suffix) + -al
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EPHEMERAL
Following an all too predictable cycle of the hyperactive 21st century, focus on the explosion was ephemeral.
DEEPWATER HORIZON: LIFE DROWNING IN OIL|SAMUEL FRAGOSO|NOVEMBER 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whatever his approval ratings, the Russian leader knows how ephemeral they can be.
PUTIN’S PATRIOTISM IS PHONY, HIS DESPERATION IS REAL|ANDREW NAGORSKI|APRIL 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most news articles were just as ephemeral, but it has become harder to pretend.
RICHARD BEN CRAMER DIES AT 62|JUSTIN GREEN|JANUARY 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It may all be ephemeral, because most of politics is ephemeral, a cynical means to the end of getting elected.
BUZZ BISSINGER: WHY I’M VOTING FOR MITT ROMNEY|BUZZ BISSINGER|OCTOBER 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But as stimulus goes, the I-stimulus strikes me as a pretty narcissistic and ephemeral one.
THE ANNOYING IPHONE 5 FRENZY: DON’T BELIEVE THE ECONOMIC STIMULUS HYPE|DANIEL GROSS|SEPTEMBER 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Luther's opposition to the peasants was his renunciation of the ephemeral favour of the people.
HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY, VOLUME III|J. H. MERLE D'AUBIGN
Its ephemeral nature will soon become plain, for a rest of a few days suffices for its disappearance.
TICS AND THEIR TREATMENT|HENRY MEIGNE
We waste our creative energies and our inspired moments upon pursuits so ephemeral that they are forgotten tomorrow.
THREADS OF GREY AND GOLD|MYRTLE REED
For though Barry Lyndon and others have not proved to be ephemeral, it was thus that he regarded them.
Points of honor are too ephemeral to be debated in courts of justice.
BY ADVICE OF COUNSEL|ARTHUR TRAIN