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Daemon
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ephemeral

(adjective) Lasting a very short time.

Synonyms: fugacious, passing, short-lived, transitory, transient

Usage: Spare me in my ephemeral happiness, leave it to me for a few days, for a few minutes.
MechPebbles
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I suppose all human emotions are ephemeral.
Alenka
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I guess we have the same word in Polish
Robert Imgrat
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And then entered the room in his Bermuda shorts a new friend rendering the hope short-lived..
excaelis
Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 3:46:06 AM

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'Fugacious' is rather lovely. Tough one to drop into casual conversation, however. ' Bieber ? He's just fugacious, dude.'
monamagda
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Notes: This Word still pops up occasionally in its original sense. For example, insects that live for only a day are ephemeral insects, diseases that last but a day are ephemeral diseases, or you might suffer an ephemeral fever. The scientific cause of a bad hair day is the ephemeral ague. Ephemerality is the noun and ephemerally, the adverb of this absolutely lovely adjective. An ephemeron (plural ephemera) is anything that survives for only a short time, but especially literary works of little interest.

In Play: The most widespread use of the word is to refer to events of exceedingly short duration: "An ephemeral smile jostled her lips at his joke; her attention then quickly returned to the filet." This word is a good one because of its phonetic beauty and its reference to pleasant things that do not last long enough: "Her ephemeral romance with the president left her more lonely than famous."

Word History: This word was borrowed from Greek ephemeros ?lasting a day, daily? from epi- ?on? + hemera ?day.? The pronunciation really should be a far less lovely [ep-he-mê-rêl], but the P became F in Greek, giving us the lovelier word we have today. The Greek preposition epi ?on? shares its origins with Latin ob ?against? and Russian o(b) ?about, around.? Neither this root nor that of hemera seems to have survived in the Germanic languages.

http://www.alphadictionary.com/goodword/word/ephemeral
TheParser
Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 9:20:39 AM
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All the hope and excitement that surrounded the election of a certain politician have proved to be ephemeral. Even most of his supporters now realize how wrong they were to be influenced by his glibness.
Gary98
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just say the name Obama, it is OK
Gary98
Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 9:41:28 AM

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His magic is short-living, isn't it?
early_apex
Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 9:44:11 AM
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As she walked past his doorway wearing nothing but a diaphanous gown, his glimpse of her female beauty proved ephemeral.
John J. Gerhardt
Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 10:18:05 AM
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Words and there many synonym's are very interesting and hard to remember unless used often.
moniquester
Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 1:08:48 PM

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Ephemeral: a long word for a short period of time!
JUSTIN Excellence
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Both of us are not content to miss the ephemeral beauty of this departing night my friend... Yet that she has shown dignity without fugacious touchiness, humble beauty without disagreeable self-abasement is proof more clear than my father-in-law's profitable garden that we are meant to meet.





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