finitude

[ fin-i-tood, -tyood, fahy-ni- ]

noun
  1. a finite state or quality.

Origin of finitude

1
First recorded in 1635–45; fini(te) + -tude

Words Nearby finitude

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How to use finitude in a sentence

  • Isolation is finitude and limitation, community is freedom and infinity.

  • These are the ideas common to the connection between change, becoming and perishing, and Non-Being, finitude and imperfection.

  • In the starry infinitude her finitude was lost, absorbed, as a grain of sand wind-blown a few yards across an illimitable desert.

  • Her face which can alone sow finitude's Fell desolation with enverdured dreams And fill the ways of the world again with hope?

    The Immortal Lure | Cale Young Rice
  • What I love in Greece and in England is contentment in finitude, fair outward ways, manly perfection and simplicity.

    Soliloquies in England | George Santayana