impermanence

noun im·per·ma·nence \ (ˌ)im-ˈpərm-nən(t)s , -ˈpər-mə- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of impermanence

: the quality or state of being impermanent

Examples of impermanence in a Sentence

  1. the ancient Roman ruins are a telling reminder of the impermanence of even the grandest man-made constructions

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First Known Use of impermanence

1796


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