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immortality

[im-awr-tal-i-tee] /ˌɪm ɔrˈtæl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
immortal condition or quality; unending life.
2.
enduring fame.
Origin of immortality
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English immortalite < Latin immortālitās. See immortal, -ity
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  • Why, you will actually have all the pleasures of immortality before you have lost the power of seeing or knowing anything.

    A Dream of the North Sea James Runciman
  • It was a sublime assertion of the immortality of the soul, and life after death.

  • We remember our poets with trustees, and the immortality of a genius is watched by a standing committee.

    Crowds Gerald Stanley Lee
  • It is a patent of immortality, purchased by a prompt and pleasing death.

  • Her conviction was that her mind required the ties and bonds of Quakerism to fit it for immortality.

    Elizabeth Fry Mrs. E. R. Pitman
Word Origin and History for immortality
n.

mid-14c., "deathlessness," from Old French immortalité (13c.) and directly from Latin immortalitatem (nominative immortalitas) "deathlessness, endless life," from immortalis (see immortal). Sense of "everlasting fame" is from 1530s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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