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Ephemera meaning

ephemera - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form
  2. 2. A fever of one day's continuance only.
  3. 3. A genus of insects including the day flies, or ephemeral flies. See Ephemeral fly, under Ephemeral.
  4. 4. of Ephemeron

ephemera - examples of usage

  1. One of them is a gigantic Ephemera, and measured five inches in expanse of wing. - "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.
  2. He held it before us, and said: " In my opinion, a philosophical ephemera would argue thus. - "The Campaner Thal and Other Writings", Jean Paul Friedrich Richter.
  3. If the ephemera on the ladder of existence would turn its back on the brilliant development of the beings above it, and only count the important ones on the steps beneath it, it would increase in its own importance. - "The Campaner Thal and Other Writings", Jean Paul Friedrich Richter.
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