short, pass, transitory, temporary, short-lived, ephemeron, fugacious, casual, perfunctory, transeunt, fleet, passing, impermanent, flying, time, transient, continue, fugitive.
transient (part of speech: adjective)
- study at transient,
The wisdom of middle- age can treat, as ephemeral,
disasters in which first love can contemplate only incurable scars.
- "The Tempering", Charles Neville Buck.
" One would have thought," says Dr. Madden, " there was national vigor in it for more than an existence of fifteen years, and power to effect more than an ephemeral
independence which lasted only eighteen years."
- "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
We oppose crime, and the ephemeral
power of riches; but we have truth, justice, poverty, and virtue in our cause.
- "History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814", F. A. M. Miguet.