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  • adj. Not altering; unchanging, constant.


un- +‎ altering (Wiktionary)


  • He had a flash of Theo sitting across the breakfast table, as he had most enjoyed her during his infrequent visits home: her thin bang of reddish gray hair above her angular face, cheeks flushed with pleasure, the meticulous and unhurried flow of speech as she poured steaming coffee from the thin, old silver pot, and behind her, through the window, the unaltering view of her garden.

    Sudden Rain

  • We are taught to write about certain things, to value certain themes, locked into an unaltering vision of what the Filipino condition is: sad, lugubrious, victimized, melodramatic or fraught with achingly pointless (but beautifully well-written) epiphanies.

    conventional wisdom

  • Hearth, in that ancient, endless order of tales which link up age with age and land with land in the unaltering, unfrontiered fellowship of the road that kept the spirit of poetry alive through the Dark Ages.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • You, their survivors, must determine to have as unaltering a resolution in the field, though you may pray that it may have a happier outcome.


  • The planter saw before him a motionless and unaltering throng of besiegers.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • It would be better if it provided us with one unaltering path.

    The Fortress of the Pearl

  • An Aurigan was there; the figure of Death itself, with its unwearying scythe and unaltering smile of bone, was as easily avoided as this poisoned and unseen presence.

    The Saliva Tree

  • They went over the crest and down the other side, the slap-slap-slap of their feet together and their breathing an unaltering rhythm: suck blow, suck blow.

    When the Lion Feeds

  • Supreme unaltering — and may be compared to the brilliant light encircling the sun and ceaselessly generated from that unchanging substance.

    The Six Enneads.

  • This study leads the steps away from the busy town to the quiet woods and hills, giving a charm to every stroll, and making for each young student hosts of friends whose sweet faces will greet him through life with unaltering truth and beauty.

    Harper's Young People, March 30, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly


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