instability

Part of speech: noun

Unstable condition; changeableness; inconstancy.

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Usage examples "instability":

  1. It is natural that certain philosophers should have been specially struck by this mental instability, and that some of them should regard the very essence of the ludicrous as consisting in the collision or coincidence of two judgments that contradict each other. - "Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic", Henri Bergson.
  2. Some of the very elements which had contributed most to the upbuilding of his great empire with its dependent kingdoms and duchies were in the long run elements of weakness and instability- vital causes of its eventual downfall. - "A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.", Carlton J. H. Hayes.
  3. And what a People,- whom even Moses could not bear for their treachery and instability! - "Paradoxes of Catholicism", Robert Hugh Benson.