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finitude

[fin-i-tood, -tyood, fahy-ni-] /ˈfɪn ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ˈfaɪ nɪ-/
noun
1.
a finite state or quality.
Origin of finitude
1635-1645
1635-45; fini(te) + -tude
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  • All education desires to free man from his finitude, to make him ethical, to unite him with God.

    Pedagogics as a System Karl Rosenkranz
  • No being who was merely finite, could be conscious of its finitude.

    Gloria Crucis J. H. Beibitz
  • He is in quite the same punishment as Orion or even Sisyphus, the penalty of all finitude is upon him.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • It exists by its finitude and is great in proportion to its determination.

    The Sense of Beauty George Santayana
  • These are the ideas common to the connection between change, becoming and perishing, and Non-Being, finitude and imperfection.

  • Isolation is finitude and limitation, community is freedom and infinity.

  • It belongs not to his nature as spirit, but to his finitude as man.

  • Indeed this indicates the common element in these four punishments: the endless repetition of the struggle of finitude.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • That evil is negative, or privative, and consists in the finitude of the creature, is the result of the discussion.

  • Consequently, if we accept his theory of the finitude of life, we are braced up to do our part while we can.

    Why we should read S. P. B. Mais
Word Origin and History for finitude
n.

1640s, from finite + -ude.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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