Definition of ever-shifting in English:



  • Constantly changing, especially in an unpredictable way.

    ‘a kaleidoscopic vision of an ever-shifting landscape’
    • ‘The story that emerges is one of a contested and ever-shifting landscape that advanced, receded, and adjusted in relation to patterns of colonial settlement and incorporation.’
    • ‘The river pours into the Gulf of Alaska between massive, ever-shifting islands of sand the carried from glaciers far upstream.’
    • ‘Would you want a politician with his ever-shifting stand?’
    • ‘Good and evil are ever-shifting qualities.’
    • ‘Web services will soon allow agile organizations to make better decisions faster, and change their processes in real time in response to an ever-shifting market opportunity.’
    • ‘Various media keep us in touch not only with the fate of the notorious and celebrated, but also with the ever-shifting ideas and fashions that form the currency for social discourse.’
    • ‘In the distance, the quickly filling terraced seating blocks resemble an ever-shifting Daliesque canvas.’
    • ‘His commissions were intricately tied to the political and religious climate, one of ever-shifting dynamics fraught with soured alliances.’
    • ‘A public company with a lousy business can win the market's ever-shifting short-term popularity contests.’
    • ‘The effort to win leads to ever-shifting patterns of cooperation and competition among rivals.’
    • ‘Is the system getting more and more convoluted as the board tries to figure out what ever-shifting community standards are in this day and age?’
    • ‘In an ever-shifting matrix of alliances, people will always be looking for an advantage, which leaves others at a disadvantage.’
    • ‘Despite their legalistic attempts at clarity, these definitions rest on the quicksand foundation of ever-shifting social mores.’
    • ‘Reading the British press over the past month gives a glimpse into the British forces' ever-shifting aims.’
    • ‘In the Arctic, the distinction between land and water is ever-shifting and indefinite.’
    • ‘The ever-shifting emotional relationship is engrossing.’
    • ‘Minimalist art acknowledges the viewer, whose physical interaction with the work produces ever-shifting viewpoints over time.’
    • ‘The total effect was surprisingly focused and intimate, with Gabriel's confessional singing style providing an emotional anchor for the ever-shifting visuals.’
    • ‘The office was reimagined as a giant, multipurpose playroom for an ever-shifting team of workers.’
    • ‘Amid ever-shifting European borders, Prague has retained the grandeur of being head of the Hapsberg Empire in the middle of the 16th century.’
    fluctuating, changeable, likely to change, subject to change, unsteady, shifting, mobile, inconstant
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