Definition of Short-lived

1. Adjective. Lasting a very short time. "Fugacious blossoms"




Definition of Short-lived

1. Adjective. Alive or existent for only a short period of time. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Short-lived

short-eared owl
short-eared owls
short-fall
short-haired
short-handed
short-handled
short-headed
short-jointed
short-leaf pine
short-list
short-listed
short-listing
short-lists
short-lived (current term)
short-order
short-period
short-range
short-run
short-short stories
short-short story
short-sighted
short-sightedness
short-snouted
short-spurred fragrant orchid
short-staffed
short-stop
short-stop bath
short-sword

Literary usage of Short-lived

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1. Scientists, Engineers, and Track-Two Diplomacy: A Half-Century of U.S by Glenn E. Schweitzer (2004)
"Three of these programs, which seemed important at the time, were short-lived. The funding bases were simply too weak to sustain the programs, ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1902)
"... however, quite exceptional, and as a matter of fact there seems to have been a considerable, though short-lived, development of industry. ..."

3. Thirty Years' View, Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1856)
"Confederate republics are short-lived—the shortest in the whole family of governments. Two diseases beset them—corrupt election of the chief magistrate, ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"However, the program did not help previously confirmed smokers and its effects on adolescent drinking were short-lived. (Auth. Abs.) 91-5034. ..."

5. Governments and Parties in Continental Europe by Abbott Lawrence Lowell (1896)
"The result is that the cabinets are extremely short-lived ; and indeed during the twenty-three years the Republic has enjoyed responsible ministries, ..."

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