not mortal; not liable or subject to death; undying: our immortal souls.
remembered or celebrated through all time: the immortal words of Lincoln.
not liable to perish or decay; imperishable; everlasting.
perpetual; lasting; constant: an immortal enemy.
of or relating to immortal beings or immortality.
(of a laboratory-cultured cell line) capable of dividing indefinitely.
an immortal being.
a person of enduring fame: Bach, Milton, El Greco, and other immortals.
the Immortals, the 40 members of the French Academy.
(often initial capital letter) any of the gods of classical mythology.
- im·mor·tal·ly, adverb
- qua·si-im·mor·tal, adjective
- qua·si-im·mor·tal·ly, adverb
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How to use immortal in a sentence
So masterfully do we hide death, you would almost believe we are the first generation of immortals.
In the immortal words of Outkast, “the South got something to say.”Georgia Is Just the Beginning. It's Time to Tell a New Story About the South | Brittney Cooper | January 8, 2021 | Time
Scrooge has become such an immortal character because he somehow speaks to our worst and best selves.
So even the most unchanging component of potentially immortal DNA is immersed in anitya, constantly refashioning itself.Over Time, Buddhism and Science Agree - Issue 94: Evolving | David P. Barash | December 23, 2020 | Nautilus
That he skipped old age to go straight to eternal cannot, and does not, surprise his fans, and yet the evidence that he was not immortal remains hard to digest.In Maradona, the world mourns a legend—but Naples mourns a part of itself | Annalisa Merelli | November 27, 2020 | Quartz
immortal "The love I have, for my music, for my husband, for my child, is something that will last far beyond my life."The Beyoncé Manifesto: Quotes on Nihilism and Feminism | Amy Zimmerman | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many still speak of the deceased president with epitaphs such as “The Giant,” “The immortal,” and “The Eternal Comandante.”Castro Visit Causes Catastrophic Muttering in Caracas | Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez | March 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And, of course, the immortal films of Joel and Ethan Coen, from The Big Lebowski to O Brother, Where Art Thou?Interview: T Bone Burnett, the Coen Brothers’ Music Guru | Andrew Romano | December 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not only are they (effectively) immortal, but they can draw on their productive capacity to pay debts.Republican Debt-Ceiling ‘Truthers’ Are Risking Financial Disaster | Jamelle Bouie | October 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It took you about a decade to research and write The immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
But it was neither his talents as a diplomatist, nor his remarkable mind, nor his solid erudition, which made Nicot immortal.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
At this moment the strains of Arditi's immortal waltz, "Il Bacio," resounded through the place.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
No lawgiver had ever been able to devise a perfect and immortal form of government.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Of all the great problems and precious interests which belong to me as a mortal or immortal being, science knows nothing.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
Possibly their sole possessions consisted of the clothes they had on, a few bad pictures, and their several immortal geniuses.The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for immortal
not subject to death or decay; having perpetual life
having everlasting fame; remembered throughout time
everlasting; perpetual; constant
of or relating to immortal beings or concepts
an immortal being
(often plural) a person who is remembered enduringly, esp an author: Dante is one of the immortals
- immortality, noun
- immortally, adverb
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