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 for shortlived
She starred in two shortlived productions this rock and mrs.
This event forced him to call for a truce, one that would be shortlived.
The city was elevated to capital of his powerful though shortlived duchy.
They are small annual, biennial, or shortlived perennial herbaceous plants.
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