constancy

Definitions

  • Kate, Constance and Willy with their repaired treasures
    Kate, Constance and Willy with their repaired treasures
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n constancy the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation "early mariners relied on the constancy of the trade winds"
    • n constancy faithfulness and dependability in personal attachments (especially sexual fidelity)
    • n constancy (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Constancy Fixedness or firmness of mind; persevering resolution; especially, firmness of mind under sufferings, steadiness in attachments, or perseverance in enterprise; stability; fidelity. "A fellow of plain uncoined constancy .""Constancy and contempt of danger."
    • Constancy The state or quality of being constant or steadfast; freedom from change; stability; fixedness; immutability; as, the constancy of God in his nature and attributes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n constancy Fixedness; a standing firm; hence, immutability; unalterable continuance; a permanent state.
    • n constancy Fixedness or firmness of mind; persevering resolution; steady, unshaken determination; particularly, firmness of mind under sufferings, steadfastness in attachments, perseverance in enterprise, or stability in love or friendship.
    • n constancy Certainty; veracity; reality.
    • n constancy Synonyms Permanence; uniformity; regularity. Industry, Application, etc. (see assiduity); Faithfulness, Fidelity, etc. (see firmness), steadfastness, tenacity.
    • n constancy A constant job: as, “a constancy and good wages promised for a good workman,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Constancy fixedness: unchangeableness: faithfulness: :
    • n Constancy (Shak.) perseverance
    • n Constancy (Shak.) certainty
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
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    “Constancy... that small change of love, which people exact so rigidly, receive in such counterfeit coin, and repay in baser metal.”
  • Giuseppe Mazzini
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    “Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.”
  • Sir Thomas Browne
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    “Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “The secret to success is constancy to purpose.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    “Obstinacy is the sister of constancy, at least in vigor and stability.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. constantia,: cf. F. constance,. See Constant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. constans, -antis, from constāre, to stand firm—con, inten., stāre, to stand.

Usage

In literature:

I sometimes think Constance Dex is a trifle mad.
"The Secret House" by Edgar Wallace
Constance Leigh is as independent as a March hare, and Evelyn is perfectly fierce for reforms now.
"The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
Huss set out for Constance on October 11, 1414, with two faithful knights to protect him by the way.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
Aunt Constance shook her head.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
This Tour de Constance continued to be the principal prison for Huguenot women in France for a period of about a hundred years.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
My constancy has been tried during the time that you have been away.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
I have a dozen invitations for the summer: I think I will join Constance.
"A Pessimist" by Robert Timsol
It became therefore necessary, after taking out the men, to burn both the Constance and the prize.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II" by Sir John Ross
He'll be just as interesting in Constance as he is here, or in Lucerne.
"A Woman's Will" by Anne Warner
They found Constance House to be a large one-story stone building, which served for both residence and storeroom.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
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In poetry:

And with him comes the faithful youth,
Who gain'd my daughter's love;
Whose virtue, constancy, and truth,
The coldest heart might move.
"Louisa. A Tale." by Jane Bowdler
Yet still love on, and never fear
But you and constancy will prove
Enough my present flame to bear,
And make me, though in absence, love.
"Songs Set To Music: 20. Set" by Matthew Prior
It's not even a name,
Yet is all constancy;
Tried or untried the same,
It cannot part from me;
A breath yet as still
As the established hill.
"In Love for Long" by Edwin Muir
The ring that I would give thee, love,
The sweetest flowers of spring should be,
With myrtle foliage interwove,
The mystic sign of constancy.
"The Wish" by William Crafts
MOSCON. Such being then thy constancy,
Livia, I must say good-bye,
Till to-morrow. Ah! if he
Is thy two-day fever, I
Hope he's not thy syncope.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
"This is the man she loves!" said he,
And, searching in the noble face,
Read high resolve and constancy.
"This saint," he cried, "usurps my place!"
"The Lovers" by C J Dennis

In news:

As of Friday, September 28, 2012, 09:20 a.m. Constance Marie Barron was born in Monroe, Michigan on December 3, 1931.
Andover — Constance W Cole 88, of Andover, died peacefully Tuesday at the Wingate of Andover.
Constance was born in Andover on June 6, 1923 to the late Arthur W and Marion P (Barnard) Cole.
Constance was born May 19, 1922, in Superior, Wis.
Constance " Connie " Jane Miller, 74, of Cambridge Lane, Lewistown, died Thursday, Aug 30, 2012, at her residence.
LEWISTOWN — Constance " Connie " Jane Miller, 74, of Cambridge Lane, Lewistown, died Thursday, Aug 30, 2012, at her residenc.
Constance B ( Connie ) Ingram 87 of Cartersville went home to be with Jesus Friday morning Aug 17 2012.
Authors Constance Adler and Arthur Hardy.
Q&A with Celebrity Mom & Actress Constance Marie.
Constance 'Hazel' Diuguid, guest columnist: Racism can cloud perspectives and mar our own ideology.
CONSTANCE "HAZEL" DIUGUID Guest columnist.
The Devil Wears Prada's Chris Rubey, " Constance ".
CARDINGTON — Constance R Jones, 82, of Cardington, died Wednesday, Sept 7, 2011, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
The Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon are honored to serve the family of Constance R Jones.
'Switched at Birth' star Constance Marie talks about the show.
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In science:

In particular, νπN ∩ T N is spanned by vector fields ♯π λ with differentiable 1-forms λ ∈ (ann T N ) ∩ (ann νπN ) because the constancy of the dimensions of νπN , νπN ∩T N implies dim(T N +νπN ) = const., therefore dim(ann T N ) ∩ (ann νπN ) = const.
Reduction and submanifolds of generalized complex manifolds
Let us note in our approach there is no need any more to make assumptions of local constancy, as was done in .
Constructible exponential functions, motivic Fourier transform and transfer principle
The schema of (shape or) size constancy is the insertion of the various sizes of an object related to its distance from the perceiver in a transformational system (system of transformations) governing the moves of the object.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
Partial support from Constance and Walter Burke’s Special Pro jects Fund in QIS and from the NSF through grant No.
Enhanced Convergence and Robust Performance of Randomized Dynamical Decoupling
We propose that the key result is the near constancy of ∆φ at a value close to π for halo (c).
On Universal Halos and the Radial Orbit Instability
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