Definition of impermanent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpəːmənənt/


Not permanent: life has value precisely because it is transient and impermanent
More example sentences
  • Matthias said beauty - being ephemeral, evanescent and impermanent - reminds us of death.
  • The pictures reflect an interest in the ephemeral, impermanent, transient nature of the world.
  • The moment when the big and small, the impermanent and the permanent, the accepted and the ‘scammy’ meet.



Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpəːmənəns/
Example sentences
  • Over many of them there hangs an aura of impermanence, transiency, uncertainty.
  • It introduces the concept of process to capture the idea of impermanence, dissolvability and change.
  • It is a generation, in other words, that has known impermanence.


Example sentences
  • I think a lot of us can look back and think that a lot of it is full of impermanency and things that haven't added up to anything really.
  • Then the impermanency would be a rather practical good.
  • In contrast with the violence of British settlement, the Macassan encounters were generally amicable, probably because their impermanency was seen as less threatening.


Example sentences
  • The Labor Standards Law states that such a labor contract does not apply to such an impermanently contracted employee, which a television news reporter is regarded as.
  • McKinley's victory in 1896 ushered in a long period of government largely by and for industry (interrupted briefly, and impermanently, by the Progressive Era).
  • Not permanently, of course; but time impermanently wasted can mean films forever lost and hungered-after.

Words that rhyme with impermanent


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