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undying

[uhn-dahy-ing] /ʌnˈdaɪ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
deathless; unending.
Origin of undying
1250-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at un-1, dying
Related forms
undyingly, adverb
Synonyms
unceasing, immortal, perpetual, enduring.
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  • To his undying credit, K. Le Moyne did not laugh when he turned and saw her.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It is a universal and undying characteristic of human nature.

  • Why, the very foundation of its sentiment is undying animosity to England.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Nor does she require to be assured of my undying love and faith.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • One hope still lived, with undying vigor, in the bosom of Henry.

    Henry IV, Makers of History John S. C. Abbott
  • No, she does not know that she has a dying son, only that she has an undying!

British Dictionary definitions for undying

undying

/ʌnˈdaɪɪŋ/
adjective
1.
unending; eternal
Derived Forms
undyingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for undying
adj.

c.1300, "immortal," from un- (1) "not" + present participle of die (v.). Figurative sense, of feelings, etc., is recorded from c.1765.

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