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[ US /ˈʃɔɹtˈɫaɪvd/ ]
  1. lasting a very short time
    fugacious blossoms
    the ephemeral joys of childhood
    a passing fancy
    youth's transient beauty
    love is transitory but it is eternal
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How To Use short-lived In A Sentence

  • Unfortunately, the anger was short-lived and a teensy bit of paranoia set in.
  • He thought the highs and lows of the business cycle would be far more extreme and short-lived than in the past, with sharp spikes up and down.
  • From that album she sang "The Mad Hatter," an uptempo swinger from the short-lived Broadway musical "Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventure"; "No Finer Man," a worshipful ballad from "Cyrano de Bergerac: the Musical," which had a brief run two years ago in Tokyo; and the album's title song with lyrics by Maury Yeston. NYT > Home Page
  • The rapid electrical pulse induces very short-lived micropores in the plasma membrane, allowing DNA to enter the cell.
  • However, its ability to boost alertness is short-lived. CTV News RSS Feed
  • Then the fad proved short-lived, as many traders suffered substantial losses when the internet bubble burst. Times, Sunday Times
  • The term excimer is derived from excited dimer, a term coined by physical chemists in the 1960s to describe short-lived energized molecules with two identical components.
  • Last year he was asked to leave a short-lived campus newspaper for essentially the same reasons.
  • The rapidity with which organic carbon can build up in soils is also indicated by examples of buried steppe soils formed during short-lived interstadial phases in Russia and Ukraine. The Future of Power Generation: Nuclear Fusion
  • Any self-respecting 17-year-old vegetarian would have flounced away in disgust, but instead my response marked the first flicker that my veggie years may be short-lived.
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