Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


I did not wish to mortify the old gentleman and spoil his shortlived joy.

But the spark of intense and passionate emotion was as shortlived as it was vivid.

Ripperda had returned in triumph to Madrid; but his success was shortlived.

The impression made by his words was immediate but shortlived.

One meets with his work everywhere; in "To-Day" and in the shortlived "Unicorn."

But this humane and wise interposition was as shortlived as it was equitable.

But let us not cloud her shortlived sunshine with the shadow of the future.

Wisdom and glory is more precious than a small and shortlived folly.

The gleam of wild hope was shortlived—his triumph over his present ill a temporary hallucination.

But his joke was but shortlived; for just then, from behind the wall of an old ruined temple—whiz!