Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
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Tuesday word: Ephemeral

[You can skip this part. just me grumbling about neighbors]Last Tuesday was a horrible day! Every time I sat down or grabbed my phone to schedule the entry to post, something came up. The nail on the coffin, so to speak, came in the form of well-meaning neighbors who came knocking on the door when they heard the lady I care for throwing up for 30 mins. They also informed me that it sounded like she was screaming/yelling so they called the police. Oh. My. God!

So, I missed posting and got very little sleep last Tuesday night.


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Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019

Ephemeral (adjective, noun)
e·phem·er·al [ih-fem-er-uhl]


adjective
1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory: the ephemeral joys of childhood.
2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower.

noun
3. anything short-lived, as certain insects.

RELATED FORMS
e·phem·er·al·ly, adverb
e·phem·er·al·ness, noun
non·e·phem·er·al, adjective
non·e·phem·er·al·ly, adverb
un·e·phem·er·al, adjective
un·e·phem·er·al·ly, adverb

RELATED WORDS
short-lived, fleeting, transitory, short, temporary, brief, fugitive, transient, volatile, episodic, evanescent, flitting, impermanent, fugacious

Synonyms
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1. fleeting, evanescent, transient, momentary, brief.

Antonyms
1. permanent

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.
THACKERAY|ANTHONY TROLLOPE

Points of honor are too ephemeral to be debated in courts of justice.
BY ADVICE OF COUNSEL|ARTHUR TRAIN
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