[ adjective ] 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"
Used in print(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
The comfort was short-lived , yet she found herself returning to the assurance whenever her imagination forced images on her too awful to contemplate without the prop of illusion .(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
The effect was as depressing as a gravestone , the applause irresolute and short-lived .