n. ability to change in form; fickleness
Going from rags to riches, and then back to rags again, the bankrupt financier was a victim of the mutability of fortune.
Sentence in Classic:
This outward mutability indicated, and did not more than fairly express, the various properties of her inner life.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
Change is not; nor the mutable and lovable; nor greetings nor partings; nor furtive findings and feelings, where hand seeks hand and eye seeks shelter from the eye.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context