The civic reaction was an example of the ephemeral nature of the public's interest.
New words are constantly being coined, some will prove ephemeral, others are here to stay.
Concentrate on remembering the ephemeral moments which will be the most precious 20 years from now.
He led an ephemeral electronic existence.
Good and evil, right and wrong, become infinitesimal, ephemeral matters.
The perennial lakes, such as those just described, hold their waters for years and perhaps centuries; but the ephemeral lakes usually evaporate in the course of the summer.
He was forced to go through very ephemeral thought processes which did not necessarily need to reach any tangible conclusions.
But apart from these polemical writings, many of which had only an ephemeral value, the Renaissance was the source of another stream of historical literature.
He was looking for both ephemeral ponds and permanent water-bodies containing fish.
The set was perfect while it lasted but was rather ephemeral because of my lack of permanence.
His genius and character were superficial; his abilities were exercised upon ephemeral objects, and not inspired by lasting or universal ideas.
Prince Gorchakov did not want a radical solution involving a great European war, but he was too fond of ephemeral popularity to stem the current of popular excitement.
For his essays are fine examples of permanent literature appearing in an ephemeral medium, and represent work which has solid worth for later thought as well as for the speculation of their own time.
The topography and the climate of Nevada have led to the formation of two kinds of lakes, the ephemeral and the perennial.
Moreover, in the fascinating collection of popular satires and ephemeral pamphlets made by Schade, one is constantly impressed with the absence of religious fervour, and the highly secular nature of the matters discussed.
During the wet season the valleys often contain ephemeral lakes, whose waters on evaporating leave a playa, or mud flat, often covered with an alkaline encrustation of snowy whiteness.
With him these "orations," instead of being the ephemeral entertainments of an hour, became careful studies of some important theme.
Such a revolutionary foundation might be good enough for the ephemeral empires of France; the appeal of Prussia should be to the God of battles alone.
In many of these bolsons are ephemeral lakes, in which the waters collect during the rainy season and stand for several months.
All these reactions take place concurrently, so that one molecule of a diglyceride may still retain its ephemeral existence, whilst another molecule is already broken up completely into free fatty acids and glycerin.
The letter is essentially a spontaneous, nonliterary production, ephemeral, intimate, personal and private, a substitute for a spoken conversation.
They refrained from practically every allusion to ephemeral or local circumstances.
The enormous, and for the most part ephemeral, literature provoked by Delitzsch's lecture cannot be cited here.
During the next 170 years (1054-1224) no less than 64 principalities had a more or less ephemeral existence, 293 princes put forward succession-claims, and their disputes led to 83 civil wars.
Practically all hedonists have argued that what are known as the "lower" pleasures are not only ephemeral in themselves but also productive of so great an amount of consequent pain that the wise man cannot regard them as truly pleasurable; the sane hedonist will, therefore, seek those so-called "higher" pleasures which are at once more lasting and less likely to be discounted by consequent pain.
The effect of each of these additions will be lessened by the future improvements in processes of manufacture, and more particularly by the progressive replacemerit of that ephemeral source of energy, coal, by the secular sources, the winds, waves, tides, sunshine, the earth's heat and, greatest of all, its momentum.
Some of the most important attributes of urban wasteland habitats are essentially ephemeral.
An ephemeral window treatment or glamorous room divider, cool beaded curtains have many uses and can transform the look of your space.
The term strictly includes "newspapers" (q.v.), but in the narrower sense usually intended it is distinguished as a convenient expression for periodical publications which differ from newspapers in not being primarily for the circulation of news or information of ephemeral interest, and in being issued at longer intervals.
The conquests of the Northumbrian kings in Cumbria were ephemeral; what Oswio won was lost after the death of Ecgfrith.
had finally cost her the long-loyal Guienne, as well as all the ephemeral conquests of his own sword.
An " episode " is something unique and circumscribed, not something ephemeral.
The Greek mind was opposed to the union; the acquiescence of the Byzantine emperors was but an ephemeral expedient of their foreign policy; and the peace between the Latins and Greeks settled on Byzantine soil could not endure for long.
ARSAPHES, in Egyptian Harsha,fe, he who is upon his lake, the ram-headed god of Heracleopolis Magna, gained an ephemeral importance during the IXth Dynasty, which arose from his town.
From 1873 until his premature death on the 14th of March 1884, he acted as leader of the Right, and was more than once prevented by an ephemeral coalition of personal opponents from returning to power as head of a Moderate Conservative cabinet.
DAMASUS II., pope from the 17th of July to the 9th of August 1048, was the ephemeral successor of Clement II.
The contents of the closing books are for the most part derived from oral tradition, from the narratives of friends and countrymen, from what was still generally known and current in the capital about past events, and from the ephemeral literature of the day.
Religious faith, love of adventure, the hope of making advantageous conquests, anticipations of a promised paradise all combined to force this advance upon the Orient, which though failing to rescue the sepulchre of Christ, the ephemeral kingdoms of Jerusalem and Cyprus, the dukedom of Athens, or the Latin empire of Constantinople, yet gained for France that prestige for military glory and religious piety which for centuries constituted her strength in the Levant (see CRUSADES).
If myths and the surreal are appealing to you, consider marrying moon, stars and a fairy or two into a flattering design that brings out the ephemeral in all the elements.
The most recent of these is the work, often ephemeral, of graffiti artists.
Another Sanatruces (Sanatrucius) is mentioned as an ephemeral Parthian king in A.D.
The hardest part is that nothing is ephemeral, nothing ever goes away.
the English seem to have called it, was the most wa~edas~ ephemeral of dignities.
The perfect success of both was regarded, not unreasonably, as a popular ratification of the republic, and though continually harassed by the formation and dissolution of ephemeral ministries, by socialist outbreaks, and the beginnings of anti-Semitism, Carnot had but one serious crisis to surmount, the Panama scandals of 1892, which, if they greatly damaged the prestige of the state, increased the respect felt for its head, against whose integrity none could breathe a word.
But his authority seems to have been quite ephemeral; it was only in 53 0, when Cyrus set out on his last expedition into the East, that he associated Cambyses on the throne, and numerous Babylonian tablets of this time are dated from the accession and the first year of Cambyses, when Cyrus was "king of the countries" (i.e.
His range of ideas was, however, restricted; and the attempt embodied in his ground-plan of the solar system to revive the ephemeral theory of Heraclides failed to influence the development of thought.
An ephemeral triumph, however; for Childebert died in 596, followed a year later by Fredegond.
of Heristal, who founded a Carolingian empire fated to be as ephemeral as that of the Merovingians.
Rivalry between Madame dEtampes, the imperious mistress of the aged Francis I., and Diane de Poitiers, whose ascendancy over the dauphin was complete, now brought court outbreak intrigues and constant changes in those who held of war, office, to complicate still further this wearisome policy of ephemeral combinazion.i with English, Germans, Italians and Turks, which urgent need of money always brought to naught.
This was an ephemeral success, ill-prepared and obtained by taking a sudden advantage of national sentiment; it was soon followed by a check, owing to a Russian and German coalition and the baseness of Cardinal Fleury, who, in order to avoid intervening, pretended to tremble before an imaginary threat of reprisals on the part of England.
Its next action ruined its ephemeral popularity, by claiming the convocation of the states-general according to the formula observed in 1614, as already demanded by the ~ ~t estates of Dauphin at Vizille on the 21st of July 2788.
Its acquisition was a significant one, representing a volte-face in the Library 's attitude to ephemeral materials.
The waters wink back at the cameras, recording their own ephemeral impressions at the edge of a historic city.
In 1648 the sovereign courts of Paris procured their momentary suppression in a kind of charter of liberties which they imposed upon the crown, but which was ephemeral.
or a Nicholas I III., the brevity of their pontificates prevented any one of these ephemeral sovereigns from being a great pope.
There is a risk that partnerships will prove ephemeral if they are devised in response to a particular funding regime.
No, they aren't like punctuation marks; that's far too ephemeral.
Its unique character in the Butterfly situation is that the true form of the being is so ephemeral.
By their very nature ephemeral materials are intended to have an immediate impact, and have a short life.
Localized freshwater influence often results in the growth of ephemeral green algae on the shore.
Also, one tends to perceive an IM conversation as ephemeral and email as relatively permanent (thus the CYA email tradition ).
The new polkas were bright, bouncy, catchy and deliberately ephemeral.
The soil either side of the drainage system  appears to be completely sterile; no artifacts or ephemeral deposits were noticed.
Its acquisition was a significant one, representing a volte-face in the Library's attitude to ephemeral materials.
wasteland habitats are essentially ephemeral.
wink back at the cameras, recording their own ephemeral impressions at the edge of a historic city.
Both in the steppe and in the desert, small ephemeral species occur on the bare ground away from the large plants and especially in the wadis.
The modern apologist must do ephemeral work - unless it should chance that he proves to be the skirmisher, pioneering for a modified dogmatic. He holds a watching brief.
The former institution had an ephemeral existence; but amongst the benefits derived from the foundation of the Ecole Polytechnique one of the greatest, it has been observed, 4 was the restoration of Lagrange to mathematics.
This ephemeral regime lasted from the 2 4 th of June 1858 to the 24th of November 1860.
The Protestants have shown a tendency to subdivision, and many curious and ephemeral sects have sprung up; of late years, however, the various sections of Presbyterians, Methodists and Baptists have united, and a working alliance has been formed between Presbyterians, Methodists and Congregationalists.
Mokhtar fell, and with him the ephemeral dominion of the Persian Shiites.
Almost the first acts of Bolingbroke's ephemeral premiership were to order him a thousand pounds from the exchequer and despatch him the most flattering invitations.
There resulted a widespread and violent though ephemeral controversy, after the subsidence of which he published a Lecture on Tradition, which passed through several editions, and a volume on The Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England.
Ohio's oldest vital records date to the early 19th century, but because of the rapid settling of the state and the ephemeral nature of these early documents, many of them have been lost.
Despite their apparently ephemeral nature, these are rules which are very real, and not without severe sanction.
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