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im·mor·tal·i·ty

 (ĭm′ôr-tăl′ĭ-tē)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being immortal.
2. Endless life or existence.
3. Enduring fame.

im•mor•tal•i•ty

(ˌɪm ɔrˈtæl ɪ ti)

n.
1. immortal condition or quality; unending life.
2. enduring fame.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immortality - the quality or state of being immortalimmortality - the quality or state of being immortal
permanence, permanency - the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration
mortality - the quality or state of being mortal
2.immortality - perpetual life after death
afterlife, hereafter - life after death

immortality

noun
2. fame, glory, celebrity, greatness, renown, glorification, gloriousness Some people want to achieve immortality through their works.
Quotations
"I have good hope that there is something after death" [Plato Phaedo]
"Should this my firm persuasion of the soul's immortality prove to be a mere delusion, it is at least a pleasing delusion, and I will cherish it to my last breath" [Cicero De Senectute]
"Immortality is health; this life is a long sickness" [St Augustine Sermons]
"Unable are the Loved to die"
"For Love is Immortality" [Emily Dickinson]
"Children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality" [George Santayana The Life of Reason: Reason in Society]
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work ... I want to achieve it through not dying" [Woody Allen]

immortality

noun
Translations
خُلود
nesmrtelnost
udødelighed
senmorteco
kuolemattomuus
besmrtnost
halhatatlanság
ódauðleikiódauîleiki
不老不死
불사신
nesmrteľnosť
бесмртност
odödlighet
ölümsüzlük

immortality

[ˌɪmɔːˈtælɪtɪ] Ninmortalidad f

immortality

[ˌɪmɔːrˈtælɪti] n
(= enduring fame) → immortalité f
Perhaps they were seeking immortality through infamy → Peut-être recherchaient-ils l'immortalité à travers leur infamie.
to achieve immortality → passer à la postérité
(= eternal life) [soul] → immortalité f
the immortality of the soul → l'immortalité de l'âme

immortality

n (of person, God)Unsterblichkeit f; (of fame)Unvergänglichkeit f; (of life)Ewigkeit f

immortality

[ˌɪmɔːˈtælɪtɪ] nimmortalità

immortal

(iˈmoːtl) adjective
living for ever and never dying. A person's soul is said to be immortal; the immortal works of Shakespeare.
ˌimmorˈtality (-ˈtӕ-) noun
imˈmortalize, imˈmortalise verb
to make (a person etc) famous for ever. He wrote a song immortalizing the battle.
References in classic literature ?
I used to refute him by telling him that I measured his immortality by the wings of his soul, and that I should have to live endless aeons in order to achieve the full measurement.
All these baffling head-reaches after immortality are but the panics of souls frightened by the fear of death, and cursed with the thrice-cursed gift of imagination.
I read immortality in your eyes," I answered, dropping the "sir,"- -an experiment, for I thought the intimacy of the conversation warranted it.
But if some one who would rather not admit the immortality of the soul boldly denies this, and says that the dying do really become more evil and unrighteous, then, if the speaker is right, I suppose that injustice, like disease, must be assumed to be fatal to the unjust, and that those who take this disorder die by the natural inherent power of destruction which evil has, and which kills them sooner or later, but in quite another way from that in which, at present, the wicked receive death at the hands of others as the penalty of their deeds?
The plan was adopted, the necessary treaty made, with legislation to carry out its provisions; the Madagascarene Philosopher took his seat in the Temple of Immortality, and Peace spread her white wings over the two nations, to the unspeakable defiling of her plumage.
She knew that out of Nature's device we have built a magic that will win us immortality.
This Dialogue contains the first intimation of the doctrine of reminiscence and of the immortality of the soul.
despair; he has given immortality to a wagon, and the bee Sophocles has transmitted to eternity a sore toe, and dignified a tragedy with a chorus of turkeys.
The dead face that was fair grows fairer each spring, sweet memories grow more sweet, what was silver is now gold, and as years go by, the very death of love becomes its immortality.
This explains the welcome given by Chinese Emperors and Caliphs of Bagdad to all roving minstrels in whose immortality, like flies in amber, they are caught.
Not that I would have my reader imagine, that this was one of those wanton smiles which Homer would have you conceive came from Venus, when he calls her the laughter-loving goddess; nor was it one of those smiles which Lady Seraphina shoots from the stage-box, and which Venus would quit her immortality to be able to equal.
The books have survived the span of immortality fixed by our amusing copyright laws, and seem now, when any pirate publisher may plunder their author, to have a new life before them.