changelessness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n changelessness the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
    • n changelessness the property of remaining unchanged
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n changelessness The state or condition of being changeless.
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Quotations

  • William C. Bryant
    William C. Bryant
    “Weep not that the world changes -- did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.”

Usage

In literature:

Do ye, of all folk on the earth, pray God for the changeless peace, And not for the battle triumphant and the fruit of fame's increase?
"The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs" by William Morris
His nose was a decisive aquiline, beneath which his lips, at once firm and sensitive, pressed together changelessly.
"The Flaw in the Sapphire" by Charles M. Snyder
But except for an occasional tiny bit of debris hurtling by, he saw nothing but the changeless panorama of stars.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
The moor was changelessly her friend, yet George was on it, and perhaps he, too, called it by that name.
"Moor Fires" by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
The Master said, A gentleman is consistent, not changeless.
"The Sayings Of Confucius" by Confucius
As God the invisible is the changeless, what is the variable, fleeting, visible unreality?
"The Right Knock" by Helen Van-Anderson
I felt myself a part of the eternal changeless scheme, and was well content.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
Mars looked as remote and changeless as it must have looked in the Stone Age.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
She would have been suitably environed in its changeless sombre firs.
"The Opened Shutters" by Clara Louise Burnham
Carl wearied of Olive's changeless beauty as quickly as he did of her silver-handled umbrella.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Looking seaward they would see no change in the changeless sea and little change in the city if they turned their eyes that way.
"The Ghost Girl" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
The grey changelessness of things got hold of me, incorporated me into them.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
You hard-lined, thin-lipped, repressive, changeless woman with a wax mask on.
"Mugby Junction" by Charles Dickens
O Land of changeless beauty, break on these weary eyes!
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
All night long the same changeless picture kept moving on and on, ever passing, yet never past.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
They pass, changeless, to our children and to our children's children.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
Objectivity does not necessarily imply changelessness.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
The granite hills are not so changeless and abiding as the restless sea.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
It is the air we breathe, the changeless order around us.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
The procession of trustees moves down through the millenniums; above the trusteeships is one changeless Owner.
"The Bible and Life" by Edwin Holt Hughes
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In poetry:

I stand upright by the window,
The moonlight streams in wan:—
O God! with its changeless rise and fall
The tune twirls on and on.
"The Piano-Organ" by Amy Levy
Spouse of Bacchus reel'd the day,
Red track'd on the throbbing sods;
Dead--but free--the Helot lay,
Just and changeless stand the Gods!
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Your changeless will must be
Only eternally
To live, live, and create
Yourself, insatiate,
Desirously diverse,
Careless of boon or curse.
"Idealism" by E J Rupert Atkinson
Low laughed the Earth, and answered: "When
Was any changeless law I gave
Changed by my sons intent to save,
By puny pitying hands of men?
"The Wakened God" by Margaret Widdemer
So, link by link, our friendships part,
So loosen, break, and fall,
A narrowing zone; the loving heart
Lives changeless through them all.
"The Girdle Of Friendship" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thus shall they upward, onward press,
To Heaven's serene and changeless clime,
Whose unimaginable bliss
Shall compensate the woes of Time!
"Life's Pilgrimage" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell

In news:

Australia Opts for Changeless Change.
It generally implies changelessness and venerability.
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