Immortals


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Immortals

(ɪˈmɔːtəlz)
pl n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) (sometimes not capital) the gods of ancient Greece and Rome
2. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Persia) the royal bodyguard or a larger elite unit of 10 000 men
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Movements) the members of the French Academy
References in classic literature ?
Otherwise, as avarice is the necessary consequence of old age, those immortals would in time become proprietors of the whole nation, and engross the civil power, which, for want of abilities to manage, must end in the ruin of the public.
After a short silence, the same person told me, "that his friends and mine (so he thought fit to express himself) were very much pleased with the judicious remarks I had made on the great happiness and advantages of immortal life, and they were desirous to know, in a particular manner, what scheme of living I should have formed to myself, if it had fallen to my lot to have been born a STRULDBRUG.
Unwearying flows the sweet sound from their lips, and the house of their father Zeus the loud-thunderer is glad at the lily-like voice of the goddesses as it spread abroad, and the peaks of snowy Olympus resound, and the homes of the immortals.
To be piggish as you and I have been all our lives does not seem to be just the thing for immortals to be doing.
Never again can I behold such men as Pirithous and Dryas shepherd of his people, or as Caeneus, Exadius, godlike Polyphemus, and Theseus son of Aegeus, peer of the immortals.
Tell me, therefore, for the gods know everything, which of the immortals it is that is hindering me in this way, and tell me also how I may sail the sea so as to reach my home.
And should an immortal being seriously think of this little space rather than of the whole?
I am immortal then, on land and on sea, cried Ahab, with a laugh of derision; -- Immortal on land and on sea
Delightful inducements to embark, fine chance for promotion, it seems -- aye, a stove boat will make me an immortal by brevet.
But thou art immortal and dost never fade, but bloomest for ever in renewed youth.
The general tuckermanities are arrant Bubbles - ephemeral and so transparent - But this is, now, - you may depend upon it - Stable, opaque, immortal - all by dint Of the dear names that lie concealed within 't.
But the great legend of the Mediterranean, the legend of traditional song and grave history, lives, fascinating and immortal, in our minds.