impermanent impermanent

Definition(s):

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

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  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

Quotes

  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: Heritage.org

  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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