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  • n. Plural form of immortal.


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  • That the fantastic status of these immortals is not in question means they're not quite liminal in the way that term is used in the ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF FANTASY; but I think it's apt in this context.

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  • And while he must vanish from the scene, those twin immortals, his Nazi steel advisers and the Ruhr steel barons, go on forever.

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  • In “Highlander 2,” it turns out that the immortals are all from a distant planet that neither of them can remember and that MacLeod was not the one who won the prize and, in fact, there are other immortals about ready to fight MacLeod to win it.

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  • While others in the Order called the immortals miscreats, short for miscreations, Declan often used the term detrus, the coarsest word they had for them.

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  • Sure they would, and one of them is Perseus "Percy" Jackson, whose discover of his parenthood and of a conspiracy against the immortals is the story that unfolds in The Lightning Thief.

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  • We are called immortals only because we do not age.

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  • She had always thought that one of the attributes of the immortals was their changelessness.


  • While it stood, mortals were safe from the legendary creatures known as immortals, so named because, unless they were slain, they lived forever.

    The Realms of the Gods

  • There holds he festival with the rest of the heavenly host, rejoicing exceedingly in his far-off children's children, for that the son of Cronos hath taken old age clean away from their limbs, and they are called immortals, being his offspring.

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  • The French may be notoriously touchy about their language, but it seems even the watchdogs of the august Académie Française - whose members, known as "immortals", have had the last word in matters of Gallic linguistics since 1635 - are not averse to accepting new entries to their celebrated dictionary.

    The Guardian World News


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