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Noun1.changelessness - the property of remaining unchanged
durability, enduringness, lastingness, strength - permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force; "they advertised the durability of their products"
2.changelessness - the quality of being unchangeablechangelessness - the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
absoluteness - the quality of being absolute; "the absoluteness of the pope's decree could not be challenged"
constancy, stability - the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation; "early mariners relied on the constancy of the trade winds"
innateness - the quality of being innate
irreversibility - the quality of being irreversible (once done it cannot be changed)
invariableness, invariance, invariability - the quality of being resistant to variation
unalterability, fixedness - the quality of being fixed and unchangeable; "the fixedness of his gaze upset her"
unexchangeability - the quality of being incapable of exchange or interchange
immutability, immutableness, fixity - the quality of being incapable of mutation; "Darwin challenged the fixity of species"
changeability, changeableness - the quality of being changeable; having a marked tendency to change; "the changeableness of the weather"
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If we insist on this changelessness, we will continue to inflict on the body politic pestilent El Nino-like cycles.
At a time when the United States is showing an increase in the intensity of talks with Iran, they are tense that Washington will sweep Teheran as a neighbor from the oppressors."As the United States proceeds on the Iranian front, it is fundamental for the Obama Administration that it might guarantee Saudi Arabia about changelessness of American key objectives in the Gulf.
This is part of the story of Russia and Europe between Waterloo and Sevastopol', but the same paradox would characterize Russian policy past 1856: active intervention to secure changelessness, furious activity to call the outcome the status quo, and remarkable military success followed by diplomatic disaster.
The changelessness in the context for women in Asia is rooted in the fact that women live and survive in a patriarchal, casteist space--a space where homophobia and transphobia proliferate because, again, women's sexuality and sexual choices have been determined by what is considered "natural," or the norm.
Religious traditionalism, even as it boasts of "changelessness," is not hermetically sealed off from the larger world.
In the novel, the continuity and changelessness of the rocking motion do not provide maternal comfort in those times of dramatic social changes, but are represented as a fatal paralysis, which prefigures naturalism's circular images of rise and fall.
Consequently, in Lewis the spider-web metaphor takes on a more complex form, its spectrum running full circle from emotion (affection) to reason (science) and back again, all through experience, referring to both temporality (changefulness) and eternity (changelessness).
The character of Mary Rose "had at last found its worthy actress in Tippi Hendron, and his desire to revive the often abandoned work made eminent sense now." The play's dreamlike quality, moreover, "perfectly matched his own ideal; the central action--the changelessness of love and the beloved, the meeting and union of time and memory--conformed to his own spirit" (Spoto 474).
Social imaginaries and the traditions they inculcate remain coherent not through changelessness but through continuity.
It has a history, but its founder, with his rules for stability, has tried to minimize it, despite the unavoidable intrusions on its changelessness, as for example, in wars and even in the arrival of Hythlodaeus--which can, however, be turned to good account.
The novel predominantly captures Lesotho at the height of a political crisis with the character of the main brother contaminated by dictatorship and corruption, and the sister embodying the magical and ideal environment of purity, dancing and changelessness.
Leopardi affirmed the changelessness of nature in 1818, in Discorso intorno alia poesia romantica, and in 1832, in Frammento sul suicidio, where Nature is represented as a changeless natura naturata as opposed to a natura naturans that is ever changeable and variable.