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Examples of immutable in a Sentence
the immutable laws of nature
one of the immutable laws of television is that low ratings inevitably lead to cancellation
Recent Examples of immutable from the Web
With its excess of insouciant charm, la mode de Parisienne has been known to infiltrate even the most immutable of signature looks.
Just the sound of it — a 100-year flood, longer than a lifetime — lulls us into believing such events are rare and immutable acts of God.
The Japanese never erased, never destroyed the Ainu’s immutable spirit, an identity that runs soul deep.
Officials described the new plan as a more predetermined way of conducting such patrols than in the past, though not immutable.
Oddly, in his immutable solipsism, Trump inadvertently summons us to remember the holiday’s original meaning.
On the contrary, persistent stagnation is neither the experience of the past few decades nor our immutable destiny.
This is the same immutable sky that Markham knew sleeping out as a bush pilot, and also as a girl in Njoro.
The championing of free speech must not privilege any immutable notion of the truth to the exclusion of others.
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Did You Know?
Immutable comes to us through Middle English from Latin immutabilis, meaning "unable to change." "Immutabilis" was formed by combining the negative prefix in- with "mutabilis," which comes from the Latin verb mutare and means "to change." Some other English words that can be traced back to "mutare" are "commute" (the earliest sense of which is simply "to change or alter"), "mutate" ("to undergo significant and basic alteration"), "permute" ("to change the order or arrangement of"), and "transmute" ("to change or alter in form, appearance, or nature"). There's also the antonym of "immutable" - "mutable" - which of course can mean "prone to change" and "capable of change or of being changed."
Origin and Etymology of immutable
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsfixed, hard-and-fast, inflexible, inalterable, incommutable, invariable, unalterable, unchangeable
Antonymsalterable, changeable, elastic, flexible, mutable, variable
Related Wordschangeless, constant, determinate, established, set, settled, stable, steadfast, steady, unaltered, unchanging, unvarying; immovable, unmovable
Near Antonymsadaptable, adjustable; fickle, fluctuating, inconstant, uncertain, unsettled, unstable, varying; plastic, pliable, pliant, supple, willowy
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