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unchangeable

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈtʃeɪn(d)ʒəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of unchangeable in English:

adjective

Not liable to variation or able to be altered: personality characteristics are virtually unchangeable
More example sentences
  • There is no constant factor in Nature, and there could be no unchangeable laws.
  • He who makes the most money, makes the rules, and the only unchangeable laws concern supply and demand.
  • Once equality becomes thinkable, that is, once the notion that inequalities are eternal and unchangeable is shattered, people begin to seek equality relentlessly and compulsively.
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unchangeability

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Flexibility and changeability are merely the opposites of unchangeability and solidity.
  • There are some problems in formulating a doctrine of God's unchangeability from the Bible.
  • The note of unchangeability loomed above all, which is why early rumblings about Mass in ‘the vernacular’ were rudely dismissed by every monsignor to whom I ever handed cruets.

unchangeableness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • So to signify eternity's unchangeableness and constancy Boethius used the word possession.
  • The preface, at the beginning of which he affirms his ‘fidelity towards Her, whom I must still honor in the dust’, summarizes modern European history, demonstrating the unchangeableness of God's judgement.
  • It tells us that Elohim has permanent existence, and announces the faithfulness and unchangeableness of the One who is always true to His Word, and is the same yesterday, today and forever.

unchangeably

3
adverb
Example sentences
  • The poem is ‘a Renaissance jewel, beautiful but (compared to Hamlet) troublingly unvoiced, relatively toneless, unchangeably small.’
  • The lake has unchangeably remained the center of attraction for the people world over-but has unfortunately lost its pristine glory over the years due to the ceaseless encroachments of the avaricious residents.
  • By union with his person, that flesh participates in the divine nature and by this communion becomes unchangeably God; not only by the operation of divine grace, as was the case with the prophets, but by the coming of grace himself.

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