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- n. The quality of being infinite.
- n. The quality of being immeasurably large or boundless, limitlessness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being infinite; infinity; greatness; immensity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being infinite; infinity; immensity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being infinite; without bound or limit
I shall, in the next place, speak of those which relate to the manner of his being, immensity and eternity; that is, the infiniteness of his essence, both in respect of space and duration; that the Divine nature hath no limits of its being, nor bounds of its duration.
_Thirdly_, If God hath forgiven me so many grievous offences, if he hath pardoned so heinous and innumerable injuries, that amount to a kind of infiniteness in number and quality, O how much more am I bound to forgive my brethren a few light and trivial offences?
There are many sins, little ones, that in our practice pass for venal and uncontrolled; but look on the filthy loathsome nature of all sin, and hate the least offence, for it hath a kind of infiniteness in it, and blotteth the soul, defileth the person.
There is a kind of infiniteness in it, nothing can express it but itself no name worse than itself to set it out, the apostle can get no other epithet to it, Rom.vii. 13, than “sinful” sin, so that it cometh in most direct opposition unto God.
It seems clear that within the microcosm of the mind and the infiniteness of space, human curiosity is never-ending.
We're addicted to the unscripted infiniteness of it all, every game a potential eternity (remember extra innings at Candlestick?)
In that time it has altered the knowledge and theories scientists have held about the universe and its infiniteness.
He once said that the vanity of existence is revealed in the form that existence assumes: in the infiniteness of time and space contrasted with the finiteness of the individual in both; in the fleeting present as the sole form in which actuality exists; in the contingency and relativity of all things; in continual becoming without being; in continual desire without satisfaction; in the continual frustration of striving of which life consists.
At one time, for example, I accentuate my empirical, finite consciousness, and place myself in opposition to infiniteness ; at another I exclude myself from myself, condemn myself, and give the preponderance to the infinite consciousness.
It is not a zero sum game because of the infiniteness of the potential increase - but the rules of distribution of the utility added after the act, seem to dictate an averaging of the increase in order to maximize the result.