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in·con·stant

(in-kon'stănt),
1. Irregular.
2. In anatomy, denoting a structure (for example, artery, nerve) that may or may not be present.

in·con·stant

(in-kon'stănt)
1. Irregular.
2. anatomy Denoting a structure, such as an artery, or nerve, which may or may not be present.
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Despite its brevity, Benwick's embryonic attachment to Anne produces larger repercussions within Persuasions canvassing of romantic constancy and inconstancy. Initially, Benwick's attraction to Anne affirms her ability to inspire the romantic interest of a worthy man--and likewise confirms Anne's suspicion that he is hardly as inconsolable as his friends had assumed.
In general, weak minds suffer from inconstancy and irresoluteness; in most instances, "many do not know what they believe." (55) What distinguishes the weak minds is not the degree of their intellectual limits, but their character: the first group is weak and vain, the second, weak and modest.
All men forget their own proven affairs and inconstancy. Once worshipped Hero becomes a rotten orange.
Egerton (1668-1723) launched her career in poetry at age 14 with "Female Advocate: or, An Answer to a Late Satyr Against the Pride, Lust and Inconstancy, &c.
One of the reasons given for not including CS in RA treatment guidelines is that there seems to be inconstancy about whether CS are DMARDs--defined as controlling both signs and symptoms of RA, in addition to slowing or halting radiographic progression.
Similarly, while Chion acknowledges that it was the desire for sound that led to the "standardization of time" in the cinema (108), he minimizes the fact that time-based media are necessary for capturing how the inconstancy of ordinary language use creates meaning and the impression of mindedness.
In that context, it is perhaps not so surprising that Abdilahi was viewed as a turncoat for his subsequent, rather swift, conversion to the politics of Kenyan nationalism, and that similar suspicions of inconstancy attach to his conversion to Shi'te Islam in the 1980s--a conversion which, surprisingly, Kresse makes no attempt to discuss, beyond briefly attributing it to his belief in 'free will'.
Do not be hasty in branding your boss as a chameleon or for inconstancy because his or her priorities change.
The main constant in their lives has been inconstancy. The past 10 to 20 years has been a period of rapid and unprecedented change in every arena--economic, technological, scientific, social and political.
While in the sixteenth century the authorities were more concerned with restoring honor to a woman and normalcy to the community, by the end of the eighteenth century these bodies were much more interested in punishing women's sexual inconstancy. In tandem with this point, Ferraro nuances our understanding of the motivations for the enclosure of women and the charitable institutions of the Catholic Reformation.
Throwing himself from one mood to the next with a teenager's inconstancy, he was at one moment besotted with Cleopatra, the next leaping into marriage with Octavius Caesar's sister; declaring the future doomed or lustrous.
Djankov accused Mladenov in inconstancy and changing his mind on the reform under pressure from the labor unions.