EPHEMERAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EPHEMERAL
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ephemeral
 a.  short-lived; enduring a very short time
Classic Sentence:
1  These tinctured the silent bosom of the clouds above them and lit up their ephemeral caves, which seemed thenceforth to become scalding caldrons.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
2  On the fine days at this time of the year, and earlier, certain ephemeral operations were apt to disturb, in their trifling way, the majestic calm of Egdon Heath.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
3  As is usual with bright natures, the deity that lies ignominiously chained within an ephemeral human carcase shone out of him like a ray.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
4  It seems as though man's lodging partook of his ephemeral character, and God's house of his eternity.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—MASTER GORBEAU
5  Provincial diffidence, that slight varnish, the ephemeral flower, that down of the peach, had evaporated to the winds through the little orthodox counsels which the three Musketeers gave their friend.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 11 IN WHICH THE PLOT THICKENS
6  I would contest nothing; but I tell you that the favor of a minister is ephemeral, and that a man must be mad to attach himself to a minister.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 17 BONACIEUX AT HOME
Example Sentence:
1  Her success as a popular singer was ephemeral.
2  Fame in the world of rock and pop is largely ephemeral.
3  The mayfly is an ephemeral creature: its adult life lasts little more than a day.
4  But sometimes there's a photograph that really matters, one that I want to elevate above the ephemeral stream that I'll forget about by the end of the day.