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Definition capable of or tending to change in form, quality, or nature
  • a mutable substance
  • mutable viruses
  • the mutable ways of fortune
  • mutable weather patterns
  • How mutable are our feelings, and how strange is that clinging love we have of life even in the excess of misery
    Shelley, Mary  --  Frankenstein
  • a mutable foreign policy
  • Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, First Series
  • My penance, constant in degree, is mutable in kind: one of its variants is tranquillity.
    Bierce, Ambrose  --  Can Such Things Be?
  • In the distance it rumbled, low, deep, reverberating, and near at hand it was a thing of mutable mood.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • It was red, mutable, shrouded in shadows, terrible like her mood.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • The image of a solitary (ipsorelative) mutable (aliorelative) man.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Public opinion is an extremely mutable thing.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • Our friendship's more mutable than that.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Mutable time-awareness danced around him.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • She could see through it, as if she were staring through printed fabric: everything going transparent, as mutable as water.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The mutable corners of the pattern tickled her mind like feathers brushed against sensitive skin.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • He had come into a view of mutability, and I too could see that one is only ostensibly born to remain in specified limits.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • An extremely easy amendment process would make the Constitution too mutable.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • An extraordinary mutability has, by this means, been introduced into their legislation.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The boy's mind flamed with bright streaming images, sharp as gems, mutable as chameleons.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel

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