All hope of happiness, in this mutable and sublunary scene, was fled.
Something permanent in the midst of all that is mutable we may expect to find here.
One goes to the marriage bed, another to the grave; and all is mutable, uncertain, and transitory.
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
To trace the mischievous effects of a mutable government would fill a volume.
"Too bright—too mutable," answered the doctor, shaking his head.
Clodagh looked up, her mutable face lit by a sudden change of expression—a sudden look of almost passionate seriousness.
Caius did not attempt to carve his inscription on the mutable sandstone.
And in mutable or doubtful cases, a resolution may be changed, when a vow cannot.
In these changeful times, the history of the Inquisition is not the least mutable.
late 14c., "liable to change," from Latin mutabilis "changeable," from mutare "to change," from PIE root *mei- "to change, go, move" (cf. Sanskrit methati "changes, alternates, joins, meets;" Avestan mitho "perverted, false;" Hittite mutai- "be changed into;" Latin meare "to go, pass," migrare "to move from one place to another;" Old Church Slavonic mite "alternately;" Czech mijim "to go by, pass by," Polish mijać "avoid;" Gothic maidjan "to change"); with derivatives referring to the exchange of goods and services as regulated by custom or law (cf. Latin mutuus "done in exchange," munus "service performed for the community, duty, work").