- a not permanent; not lasting
politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber
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- s existing or enduring for a limited time only
- He can work in the realm of pure fantasy without worrying much about his client's idea of how a building ought to look, because he is using (perhaps happily) impermanent .
- The consequences are wry, wistful, impermanent.
- Before the phonographic era, improvisation was as impermanent as a cloud of smoke.
News & Articles
- 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?
June 14, 2013 - Independent Florida Alligator
- 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.
June 13, 2013 - Tacoma News Tribune
- Sonia Sotomayor in Heritage.org
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...
- Cleve Jones in Newsweek (blog)
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.
- Lawrence Summers in MarketWatch
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...