- not permanent or enduring; transitory.
Origin of impermanent
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fleeting, temporary, ephemeral, evanescent.
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Examples from the Web for impermanent
American artist Pae White is fascinated with the idea of turning something transient and impermanent into something real.The Best Things to See at Frieze Art Fair NY 2013
May 10, 2013
All conditions are impermanent, and so, in the profounder sense, unreal.Exotics and Retrospectives
In such moments the thoughts that visited her were impermanent and fleeting.Mr. Incoul's Misadventure
The necessity to counteract by impermanent sojourn the permanence of arrest.Ulysses
Yet the need for religion is impermanent, like all else in life.The "Genius"
Their lives are like their work,—impermanent, detached from others', unobserved.What eight million women want
Rheta Childe Dorr
- not permanent; fleeting; transitory
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Word Origin and History for impermanent
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