impermanent impermanent


  1. (adj) not permanent; not lasting
  2. (adj) existing or enduring for a limited time only

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  1. The consequences are wry, wistful, impermanent.
  2. Before the phonographic era, improvisation was as impermanent as a cloud of smoke.
  3. Not only is this matter of the highest significance to those possessing old paintings; many of the examples of what we call modern art have proved shockingly impermanent.


  1. Best film adaptations of young-adult novels

    Youth is impermanent, but somehow young-adult novels transcend the test of time. After all, how many conversations have you had with friends about which “Harry Potter” house suits you best?
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Independent Florida Alligator

  2. Jackson has earned right to fight for job with Seahawks

    Yes, the NFL is a business, occasionally ruthless, and certainly impermanent. Tarvaris Jackson could tell you all about that.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune


  1. Legal Realism: In a 1996 Suffolk University Law Review article, Sotomayor wrote: "Yet law must be more or less impermanent, experimental and therefore not nicely calculable. Much of the uncertainty of law is not an unfortunate accident: it is of...
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source:

  2. "The strategy then was to fight for bits and pieces, city by city, state by state. But those victories were incomplete and impermanent," said Jones.
    on Jan 13, 2010 By: Cleve Jones Source: Newsweek (blog)

  3. "If we are to assure adequate economic security for all of our citizens, we need to recognize that in a world where jobs are going to be increasingly impermanent, economic security cannot come only from the employment relationship," said former...
    on Jan 31, 2007 By: Lawrence Summers Source: MarketWatch

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