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[deth-lis] /ˈdɛθ lɪs/
not subject to death; immortal:
the belief that the human soul is deathless.
unceasing; perpetual:
his deathless devotion to the cause.
likely to endure because of superior quality, timelessness, etc. (sometimes used ironically):
deathless prose.
Origin of deathless
1590-1600; death + -less
Related forms
deathlessly, adverb
deathlessness, noun Unabridged
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  • Her love was deathless: how could she know that his was mortal?

  • Shame that the deathless Church of God should have been brought to such a pass!

  • I put forth my hand: it closed on the hand of Lona, firm and soft and deathless.

    Lilith George MacDonald
  • He departed, professing over and over again his deathless gratitude.

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • If he was not to see the rich fields of Phthia, his was to be, at least, a deathless renown.

    National Epics Kate Milner Rabb
  • Woven of her tenderness, it sparkles with man's deathless gratitude.

  • This mission of deathless fame was even then more than a century old.

    The Texan Scouts Joseph A. Altsheler
  • I recognized this deathless line as the curtain speech and crawled to my feet.

    The Repairman Harry Harrison
British Dictionary definitions for deathless


immortal, esp because of greatness; everlasting
Derived Forms
deathlessly, adverb
deathlessness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for deathless

1580s, from death + -less. Related: Deathlessly; deathlessness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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