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imperishability

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being imperishable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being imperishable: indstructibility.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or quality of being imperishable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of being resistant to decay

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Examples

  • The weight, ductility and imperishability of gold, for example, have underpinned its status as a substance of beauty, value and permanence since antiquity.

    Periodic Table Talk

  • Bechuanas, moreover, in all probability possess that imperishability which forms so remarkable a feature in the entire

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Where Aquinas attributes to the angels an aeviternal life that is neither temporal nor eternal, but a middle ground between them, Bonaventure holds that they have an aeviternal existence so far as the permanence or imperishability of their being is concerned, but that their existence also has a temporal aspect.

    The Angels and Us

  • By fighting disease and trying to postpone death, for instance, we aspire to immortality and imperishability.

    Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

  • Matter and force (or energy) are infinite; the conservation of force follows from the imperishability of matter, the ultimate basis of all science.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • A close observation of European Jewish students, both as individuals and as groups, leads one to the realization of a growing consciousness among them of national unity, and of an increasing belief on their part of the imperishability of the Jews as a race.

    The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915

  • The fifth Lateran Council proclaimed anew the tenet of the imperishability of the spirit of man.

    The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume 1, January, 1880

  • For man in his fallen and sadly altered state the acquisition of the quality of imperishability for this sin-torn and sin-defaced body would have been a grievous calamity.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • His senses were as sharp as his friend's at the head of the table, and what he saw and heard and knew of beauty, he recorded with some of that imperishability which makes us quote lines now as unaware of the author as the magazine was of the author of the snow poem.

    Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz

  • And yet one has faith in the imperishability of such a star-dust track.

    The Precept of Peace

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