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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 ?
God was not a blind force, and immortality was not a pretty fable, but a blessed fact.
His character, indeed, might be traced all the way down, as distinctly as if the Colonel himself, a little diluted, had been gifted with a sort of intermittent immortality on earth.
Mindful, however, of her own errors and misfortunes, she early sought to impose a tender but strict control over the infant immortality that was committed to her charge.
When you see that deep, spiritual light in the eye,--when the little soul reveals itself in words sweeter and wiser than the ordinary words of children,--hope not to retain that child; for the seal of heaven is on it, and the light of immortality looks out from its eyes.
Through this wound a man's real manhood and immortality flow out, and he bleeds to an everlasting death.
His daughter was the "catch" of the region, and she may be already entering into immortality as the heroine of one of Auerbach's novels, for all I know.
But she could not eradicate nature: nor will it be eradicated 'till this mortal shall put on immortality.
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.
No, my dear; you are dead and gone and done with, and I shall be dead and gone and done with too soon to leave me leisure to fool myself with hopes of immortality.
I believe some picture of mine had made a great success at the time, at least had been chattered about in the penny newspapers, which is the nineteenth-century standard of immortality.
They redeem his nature from the subjection of time and space; he is no longer a "puny insect shivering at a breeze"; he is the glory of creation, formed to occupy all time and all extent; bounded, during his residence upon earth, only to the boundaries of the world, and destined to life and immortality in brighter regions, when the fabric of nature itself shall dissolve and perish.
Blest souls, that, from this mortal husk set free, In guerdon of brave deeds beatified, Above this lowly orb of ours abide Made heirs of heaven and immortality, With noble rage and ardour glowing ye Your strength, while strength was yours, in battle plied, And with your own blood and the foeman's dyed The sandy soil and the encircling sea.