adjective satellite lasting a very short time
short-lived; ephemeral; transitory; transient; passing.
- the ephemeral joys of childhood
- a passing fancy
- youth's transient beauty
- love is transitory but it is eternal
- fugacious blossoms
, from fugere
: cf. F. fugace
. See Fugitive
- Flying, or disposed to fly; fleeing away; lasting but a short time; volatile.
Much of its possessions is so hid, so fugacious, and of so uncertain purchase.
- (Biol.) Fleeting; lasting but a short time; -- applied particularly to organs or parts which are short-lived as compared with the life of the individual.
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