from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being immortal.
- n. Endless life or existence.
- n. Enduring fame.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The condition of being immortal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being immortal; exemption from death and annihilation; unending existance.
- n. Exemption from oblivion; perpetuity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or quality of being immortal; exemption from death or annihilation; unending existence.
- n. Exemption from oblivion; perpetuity: as, the immortality of fame.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. perpetual life after death
- n. the quality or state of being immortal
For since we have admitted, as a necessary and self-evident principle, that righteousness is the foundation of immortality, and Scripture presents to us in Abel an instance of the attainment of righteousness by faith, it follows that _faith is a means of partaking of immortality_.
His relationship to it has changed utterly however; now that he's immortal he no longer quite belongs; his immortality is a tear in the fabric, a quirk that indicates a seam.
It was then possible to leave behind us something more explicit than these severe, monotonous and lying epitaphs; and the thing left, the memory of a painted picture and what we call the immortality of a name, was hardly more desirable than mere oblivion.
This faith in the survival of personality after death may for the sake of brevity be called a faith in immortality, though the term immortality is not strictly correct, since it seems to imply eternal duration, whereas the idea of eternity is hardly intelligible to many primitive peoples, who nevertheless firmly believe in the continued existence, for
And is there not here the slow procession of birth, decay, and death, in that sublime order of growth which we call immortality?
"Of course you use the term immortality in a relative sense?
-- and that they lived in other worlds -- but there is no passage showing that they believed in what we call the immortality of the soul.
Island immortality is at stake, and history has proven that anyone can win it: teenage girls, dozing fishermen, complete amateurs.
When he sang I believed in immortality, my regard for the gods grew almost patronizing, and I devised ways and means whereby I surely could outwit them and their tricks.
Now that I've just begun grad school, I'm still disappointed that this possibility of immortality is never brought up in class, because even if it is a low probability, the effects of it are so gigantic that it must be discussed.
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