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Friday, October 14, 2016

Definitions for mutable

  1. given to changing; constantly changing; fickle or inconstant: the mutable ways of fortune.
  2. liable or subject to change or alteration.

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Citations for mutable
... we are all, I think, betrayed by those eyes of memory which are as mutable and particular as the ones with which we regard the material world, the vision altering, as it so often does, from near in youth to far in age. Gore Vidal, Messiah, 1954
His stories warn readers not to understand his characters too quickly--their motives will always be mixed, their emotions always mutable, their voices always revealing. Edited by Steven Goldleaf, "Introduction," The New York Stories: John O'Hara, 2013
Origin of mutable
1350-1400
Mutable derives from the Latin verb mūtāre meaning "to change." It entered English in the early 1400s.
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