Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being immortal.
  • noun Endless life or existence.
  • noun Enduring fame.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The condition or quality of being immortal; exemption from death or annihilation; unending existence.
  • noun Exemption from oblivion; perpetuity: as, the immortality of fame.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being immortal; exemption from death and annihilation; unending existance.
  • noun Exemption from oblivion; perpetuity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun fiction, religion, mythology, biology The condition of being immortal.

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

  • noun perpetual life after death
  • noun the quality or state of being immortal

Etymologies

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From im- +‎ mortality.

Examples

  • 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_.

    An Essay on the Scriptural Doctrine 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.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Seams

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • 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.

    Memories and Portraits

  • 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

    The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3) The Belief Among the Aborigines of Australia, the Torres Straits Islands, New Guinea and Melanesia

  • And is there not here the slow procession of birth, decay, and death, in that sublime order of growth which we call immortality?

    Under the Trees and Elsewhere

  • "Of course you use the term immortality in a relative sense?

    The Blue Germ

  • -- 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.

    The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII. Interviews

  • Island immortality is at stake, and history has proven that anyone can win it: teenage girls, dozing fishermen, complete amateurs.

    The Big One by David Kinney: Book summary

  • 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.

    WHEN GOD LAUGHS

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