immortality

[im-awr-tal-i-tee]
noun
1.
immortal condition or quality; unending life.
2.
enduring fame.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English immortalite < Latin immortālitās. See immortal, -ity

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immortal (ɪˈmɔːtəl)
 
adj
1.  not subject to death or decay; having perpetual life
2.  having everlasting fame; remembered throughout time
3.  everlasting; perpetual; constant
4.  of or relating to immortal beings or concepts
 
n
5.  an immortal being
6.  (often plural) a person who is remembered enduringly, esp an author: Dante is one of the immortals
 
immor'tality
 
n
 
im'mortally
 
adv

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Immortality definition


perpetuity of existence. The doctrine of immortality is taught in the Old Testament. It is plainly implied in the writings of Moses (Gen. 5:22, 24; 25:8; 37:35; 47:9; 49:29, comp. Heb. 11:13-16; Ex. 3:6, comp. Matt. 22:23). It is more clearly and fully taught in the later books (Isa. 14:9; Ps. 17:15; 49:15; 73:24). It was thus a doctrine obviously well known to the Jews. With the full revelation of the gospel this doctrine was "brought to light" (2 Tim. 1:10; 1 Cor. 15; 2 Cor. 5:1-6; 1 Thess. 4:13-18).

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immortality

in philosophy and religion, the continuity of human spiritual existence after the death of the body. The concept of immortality is to be distinguished from that of bodily resurrection.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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Example sentences
Alchemists tried to produce a potion from ground jade-the elixir of life-that
  would grant immortality.
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Now scientists know that such immortality is the prerogative only of cancer
  cells.
In some ways, people today are driven to seek immortality while they are still
  alive.
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