short-lived

[shawrt-lahyvd, -livd]
adjective
living or lasting only a little while.

Origin:
1580–90

short-livedness, noun
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short-lived
 
adj
living or lasting only for a short time

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short-lived
1588, from short (adj.) + pt. of live (v.).
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Example sentences
Even in animals as short-lived as mice, she points out, studying ageing is a
  long-winded process.
Pilots occasionally report temporary flickering of lights or short-lived
  interference with instruments.
The droughts were relatively short-lived, lasting between three and nine years,
  the authors report.
Some believe that radioactive materials with long lifetimes are more dangerous
  than short-lived ones.
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