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adjective as in fleeting

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Such faith—or a cynical appeal to it—likewise inspires us to cling amid the ruins to our unintentional, impermanent liberation of women in Afghanistan.

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The laws of physics are the primary explanation for that natural tendency for things to be impermanent.

Fluxus artists sought to upend what art could be — making works that were impermanent, unfinished, participatory and event-based.

Observe them as impermanent mind events and not necessarily accurate.

American artist Pae White is fascinated with the idea of turning something transient and impermanent into something real.

It was not his fault if at first some extremely unsound and impermanent shanties were run up on the vacant site.

Professor Baker "tries in the light of historical practice to distinguish the permanent from the impermanent in technic."

In fact, it wasn't solid anything, being mostly of a very impermanent structure and style.

Under his protection Mrs. Vervain set up her impermanent household gods.

Gautama Buddha taught that everything corporeal is material and therefore impermanent.


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to impermanent, such as: temporary, ephemeral, evanescent, passing, perishable, and transient.

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