short-lived

[ shawrt-lahyvd, -livd ]SEE DEFINITION OF short-lived
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The look in the eyes of his dog, happy in that he is short-lived, is one of infinite sadness.

The strike of the municipal workers in Warsaw was short-lived.

Her speculations on this point were both indefinite and short-lived.

Alas for the popularity of personal qualities,—how short-lived is it ever!

Victor Lamont's fickle fancy for his companion had been a short-lived one.

And, when he had spread his arms, there had been a short-lived hint of suppressed power.

But his laugh was short-lived, for it seemed to him that something else in the room was laughing also.

Thus was founded the short-lived empire of France in America.

But this theory was short-lived, like the enjoyment of the plunder which it succeeded in extorting.

They are not sterile, but the children are sickly and short-lived.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from short (adj.) + past tense of live (v.).

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