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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Chang(e)able, -abill, a. Also: chaingabill. [e.m.E. changeable, ME. chaungeable, -abil (14th c.), OF. changeable. See also Chengeable.] Liable to change. 1456 Hay II. 153; Ib. 348.
All thingis ar changeable
c1460 Consail Wys Men 195.
Be nocht our changable in thi thocht
a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 1510.
Of schort lyf changeable thai haf mare inly cure
1560 Rolland Seven S. 1240.
Ȝour chance is ay sa changeabill
a1578 Pitsc. I. 223/17.
All is changeable wnder the sone
Ib. 328/23.
All new court is nocht constant bot ay is changeabill
a1585 Maitl. Q. lxv. 92.
Our strenth … tyme will chainge … Thocht by fortoun it wes not chaingabill

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