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finitude

[fin-i-tood, -tyood, fahy-ni-] /ˈfɪn ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ˈfaɪ nɪ-/
noun
1.
a finite state or quality.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; fini(te) + -tude
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  • To live in the consciousness of finitude and dependence means to look for help.
  • It is part of our finitude, but it should not be taken as the key marker of our humanity.
  • They mark the discovery of finitude in the experience of desire.
  • finitude and limits give us something against which to define our existence.
Word Origin and History for finitude
n.

1640s, from finite + -ude.

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