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immortality

[im-awr-tal-i-tee] /ˌɪm ɔrˈtæl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
immortal condition or quality; unending life.
2.
enduring fame.
Origin of immortality
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English immortalite < Latin immortālitās. See immortal, -ity
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  • Why, you will actually have all the pleasures of immortality before you have lost the power of seeing or knowing anything.

    A Dream of the North Sea James Runciman
  • Many volumes of poetry put in their claim to immortality every year.

  • We remember our poets with trustees, and the immortality of a genius is watched by a standing committee.

    Crowds Gerald Stanley Lee
  • He is a stronger proof of the immortality of the soul than any that philosophy ever produced.

  • Her conviction was that her mind required the ties and bonds of Quakerism to fit it for immortality.

    Elizabeth Fry Mrs. E. R. Pitman
Word Origin and History for immortality
n.

mid-14c., "deathlessness," from Old French immortalité (13c.) and directly from Latin immortalitatem (nominative immortalitas) "deathlessness, endless life," from immortalis (see immortal). Sense of "everlasting fame" is from 1530s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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immortality in the Bible

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).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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