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Synonyms for changeful

such that alteration is possible

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It was indeed a changeful brook; here it would make a pool, dark and brooding and still, where we bent to look at our mirrored faces; then it grew communicative and gossiped shallowly over a broken pebble bed where there was a diamond dance of sunbeams and no troutling or minnow could glide through without being seen.
I said to myself there was something thundery and changeful in the weather, and little knew of what a vast importance that should prove to me before the evening passed.
``I know,'' he said, ``that ye errant knights desire to carry your fortunes on the point of your lance, and reck not of land or goods; but war is a changeful mistress, and a home is sometimes desirable even to the champion whose trade is wandering.
Tao is the changeful world's environment; Happy are they that in its laws delight.
They follow the shadows, in changeful sport, across his unchanging features.
I stood, methought, on a terrace; I leaned over a parapeted wall; there was space below me, depth I could not fathom, but hearing an endless dash of waves, I believed it to be the sea; sea spread to the horizon; sea of changeful green and intense blue: all was soft in the distance; all vapour-veiled.
The salon d'Esgrignon represented the upper aristocracy (the returning Troisvilles attached themselves to it); the Cormon salon represented, under the clever influence of du Bousquier, that fatal class of opinions which, without being truly liberal or resolutely royalist, gave birth to the 221 on that famous day when the struggle openly began between the most august, grandest, and only true power, ROYALTY, and the most false, most changeful, most oppressive of all powers,--the power called PARLIAMENTARY, which elective assemblies exercise.
After a changeful parliamentary history, the general ban on smoking in restaurants in the National Council was decided with the votes of OVP, SPO, NEOS and NOW.
The formal amnesia that had settled over England by the end of the 19th century still kept the nation in a drowsy dream early into the next when, seven years after Eliot had published The Waste Land, the poet laureate Robert Bridges was not embarrassed to have the image 'We sail a changeful sea through halcyon days' which would have been trite coming from a schoolboy in the third line of The Testament of Beauty, his poem of over 4,000 lines with its pretensions to being the Paradise Lost of his age.
The thinking is so hard, the tissue so compact, the expression so changeful, that the work is anything but easy to follow with full comprehension until one knows it well: and if I, for one, lose the thread occasionally in the last movement, I am tolerably sure that the fault is not the composer's but mine.
It is, I submit, a condition of sanity to know the country and the seasons, the hills and the sunrise, the birds and the flowers; to know--not merely to read about--the changeful music of the sea.
An irascible sea god with the gift of prophecy who can change his own shape at will, Proteus is an ancient archetype of multiformity (Ovid refers to him as "Proteaque ambiguum," that is, changeful, and thus uncertain, wavering, and perhaps even treacherous).
In the world of business, companies face major challenges arising from high competitiveness, changeful consumer demands, continued technological evolution, increasing globalization and wide use of social media networks in all sectors (Jaffe, 2010).
Also, it uses the Principals Components Analysis technique to handle the changeful number of neurons in the input layer.
He wants to stay, asking: "What purple Southern pomp can match our changeful Northern skies...?" Neil was strict in defining the parameters of the project.