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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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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.
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.
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.
timeless wilderness in a state of perfect changelessness, no climax
After each metaphysical argument, he directs the reader's attention to texts from other books of Scripture, all revealing the authority, changelessness, dignity, or incomprehensibility of God; and then he shows how John presents Christ in terms of these same divine attributes in the first chapter of his Gospel.
The attraction of the ocean for mankind is as enduring as its own changelessness.
It is one reason why he can speak of 'the changelessness of man as a social being' and say, even when speaking of complex social structures and subjective desires, that 'the necessary preconditions of the survival of human societies appear to be immutably the same' (Polanyi 200: 48).
Nevertheless, there is something strikingly similar in one significant respect between the earlier letters to Andrian describing Tlumach and Chortkiv and the opening lines of "Geist der Karpathen," namely, the evocation of changelessness, even eternity.