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1. Turning about an axis; revolving or whirling.
2. Affected by vertigo; dizzy.
3. Tending to produce vertigo: "my small mind contained in earthly human limits, not lost in vertiginous space and elements unknown" (Diana Cooper).
4. Inclined to change quickly; unstable.

[From Latin vertīgō, vertīgin-, a whirling, from vertere, to turn; see version.]

ver·tig′i·nous·ly adv.
ver·tig′i·nous·ness n.
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A sensation of whirling or falling:
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In this light, Borges may be seen as performing a double restoration in and by his theory of transpersonal immortality: that theory restores the metaphysical insights upon which it is built to the condition of depth and vertiginousness proper to them, but it also restores to their proper place in our imaginations our everyday modes of understanding, and coping with, what we cannot but conceive of as our fragile and limited individual lives.
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