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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ephemeral  \E*phem"er*al\,  a. 
  1.  Beginning  and  ending  in  a  day  existing  only,  or  no  longer 
  than  a  day  diurnal;  as  an  ephemeral  flower. 
 
  2.  Short-lived;  existing  or  continuing  for  a  short  time  only. 
  ``Ephemeral  popularity.''  --V.  Knox. 
 
  Sentences  not  of  ephemeral,  but  of  eternal, 
  efficacy.  --Sir  J. 
  Stephen. 
 
  {Ephemeral  fly}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  a  group  of  neuropterous 
  insects,  belonging  to  the  genus  {Ephemera}  and  many  allied 
  genera,  which  live  in  the  adult  or  winged  state  only  for  a 
  short  time.  The  larv[ae]  are  aquatic;  --  called  also  {day 
  fly}  and  {May  fly}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ephemeral  \E*phem"er*al\,  n. 
  Anything  lasting  but  a  day  or  a  brief  time;  an  ephemeral 
  plant,  insect,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ephemeral 
  adj  :  enduring  a  very  short  time;  "the  ephemeral  joys  of 
  childhood";  "a  passing  fancy";  "youth's  transient 
  beauty";  "love  is  transitory  but  at  is  eternal"; 
  "fugacious  blossoms"  [syn:  {passing},  {short-lived},  {transient}, 
  {transitory},  {fugacious}] 




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