mutable

Part of speech: adjective

Changeable; fickle; unstable.

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Usage examples "mutable":

  1. Poor Miuccio, who thus received one minute a favour, at another a threat, now a pat on the face, and now a kick, now a kind word, now a cruel one, reflected how mutable court fortune is, and would fain have been without the acquaintance of the King. - "Stories from Pentamerone", Giambattista Basile.
  2. One goes to the marriage bed, another to the grave; and all is mutable, uncertain, and transitory. - "The Portland Sketch Book", Various.
  3. But these other definitions are nevertheless, all, in themselves, uncertain, indefinite, mutable; and therefore incapable of being standards, by a reference to which the question of law, or no law, can be determined. - "The Unconstitutionality of Slavery", Lysander Spooner.