from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A simplified spelling of ephemeral.


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  • The power of celebrity is that it is instant and always efemeral.

    BBC Cuts Away from Blair to Screen Unknown Tennis Players 2007

  • As Petraeus outlined his views to Congress on security 'gains' he says he's made in Iraq -- in testimony he claimed to have written himself -- the general, nonetheless, admitted that, “Lack of adequate governmental capacity, lingering sectarian mistrust, and various forms of corruption "have made those efemeral at best.

    Petraeus' Betrayal on Iraq 2007


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