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Definition of "shortlived" [shortlived]

  • Living or lasting only for a short time (adjective)
  • Alternative spelling of short-lived. (adjective)

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Use "shortlived" in a sentence
  • "It hit him hard, like it does adolescents, but it was shortlived."
  • "The Someloves were a shortlived but phenomenally fantastic studio collaboration with Darryl Mather of the Lime Spiders in 1990 resulting in one album, the critically acclaimed Something or Other."
  • "Later she introduced me to hotshot new media reporter Polly Sprenger who was fresh over from Wired News in San Francisco (Mike Butcher once described Polly to me as “the Red Rum of technology reporters” after they worked together on the shortlived Industry Standard Europe magazine)."