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  • n. Alternative form of impermanence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as impermanence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of not existing for indefinitely long durations


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  • He embarks on a semantics lecture, suggesting the term “shelter” sends the wrong meaning: “The word connotes impermanency.

    A Billion Lives

  • Because the Hmong never had their own independent country, she said they've always felt a sense of impermanency, and a very strong image in their folklore is that of an orphan boy.

    U.S. Hmong communities mourn general's death

  • Shelter has connotations of impermanency and we build for permanency.

    A Billion Lives

  • In today's corporatized America, among way too many people, and given the fragility and impermanency of so many social bonds, this is a capital sin, a huge no-no, real friendship-busting stuff.


  • Dardie oops, oh what the hell: The impermanency of the blog is one of the biggest flaws here.

    Cicerone of NAS Acquiesces in Data Obstruction « Climate Audit

  • La Brea — a wide boulevard lined with furniture stores, antique shops, and the occasional shopfront with "Psychic" scrawled across the glass — was imbued with the same impermanency like many of the blocks south of Hollywood, where brick veneer mixed with a frontier-town sensibility.


  • It was a disconnected moment of exhilaration — no indication of impermanency, no sign that he did not love her, would leave her.


  • I am merely mourning that so many good or lively books are dead so soon, or only imperfectly kept alive in the cheap and severe impermanency of the A. L. Burt editions.

    A Life in Letters

  • Thought of the way I'd enjoyed the past months, making decisions, running a business, knowing all the time it was just for a year, not a lifetime, and being reassured by such impermanency.

    Twice shy

  • There was always a strange impermanency about any repairs that Garrick effected.

    When the Lion Feeds


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