not lasting

See: ephemeral
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This violent resolution was not lasting; his zeal gave way to his avarice, and he could not think of losing so large a sum as he knew he might expect for our ransom: he therefore sent us word that it was in our choice either to die, or to pay him thirty thousand crowns, and demanded to know our determination.
These were charming feelingsbut not lasting. Before she had committed herself by any public profession of eternal friendship for Jane Fairfax, or done more towards a recantation of past prejudices and errors, than saying to Mr.
3 : not lasting long : brief in time <a short delay> <a short memory>
So, while souls are eternal, their happiness or unhappiness in the next life is not lasting.

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