immutable


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immutable

adjective adamant, ageless, confirmed, constans, constant, continual, continuous, durable, eternal, firm, fixed, immovable, implacable, indestructible, inexorable, inflexible, intractable, invariable, irremovable, irrevocable, never changing, nonelastic, not to be changed, not to be moved, obstinate, perennial, permanent, perpetual, persistent, riveted, rooted, settled, stabilis, static, steadfast, steady, stiff, unaging, unalterable, unbending, unchanging, uncompromising, undeviating, undying, unending, unmalleable, unpliable, unrelenting, unyielding, vested
Associated concepts: immutable principle of law
Foreign phrases: Nomina sunt mutabilia, res autem immooiles.Names are mutable, but things are immutable.
See also: conclusive, constant, definite, determinative, durable, indefeasible, indelible, inexorable, inflexible, ironclad, irreconcilable, irreversible, irrevocable, obdurate, permanent, pertinacious, resolute, stable, unalterable

IMMUTABLE. What cannot be removed, what is unchangeable. The laws of God being perfect, are immutable, but no human law can be so considered.

References in classic literature ?
The first party consisted of Pfuel and his adherents- military theorists who believed in a science of war with immutable laws- laws of oblique movements, outflankings, and so forth.
I daresay you would find it cold,' replied she with a cool, immutable gravity that did not serve to reassure me.
The Abbot alone sat gray and immutable, with a drawn face and a brooding eye.
One does not forget such experiences, and, in human stupidity, cannot be brought to realise that there is no immutable law which decrees that same things shall produce same results.
The immutable laws of Bishopriggs had decided that a second knock was necessary.
This center, formed of indefinite molecules, began to revolve around its own axis during its gradual condensation; then, following the immutable laws of mechanics, in proportion as its bulk diminished by condensation, its rotary motion became accelerated, and these two effects continuing, the result was the formation of one principal star, the center of the nebulous mass.
It ended with the double hypothesis: either the attraction of the moon would draw it to herself, and the travelers thus attain their end; or that the projectile, held in one immutable orbit, would gravitate around the lunar disc to all eternity.
Here, although fashion is far from immutable, every one must abide by that prevailing in his youth.
But a temperamental difference, temperament being immutable, is the parent of hate.
But those who see the absolute and eternal and immutable may be said to know, and not to have opinion only?
Her most bewitching smiles, her haughtiest frowns were ever received with the same immutable, careless good-humour; till, finding he was indeed impenetrable, she suddenly remitted her efforts, and became, to all appearance, as perfectly indifferent as himself.
But in health the mind is presently seen again,--its overarching vault, bright with galaxies of immutable lights, and the warm loves and fears that swept over us as clouds must lose their finite character and blend with God, to attain their own perfection.