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[im-awr-tal-i-tee] /ˌɪm ɔrˈtæl ɪ ti/
immortal condition or quality; unending life.
enduring fame.
Origin of immortality
1300-50; Middle English immortalite < Latin immortālitās. See immortal, -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for immortality
  • Alchemists tried to produce a potion from ground jade-the elixir of life-that would grant immortality.
  • Theres also the fact that individual immortality is non-beneficial to life.
  • It is a measure of that line of life's impermanence, but also our immortality.
  • 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.
  • immortality did not merit even a conference mini-symposium.
  • He made no wager more daring than that on his own immortality.
  • There may even be a prediction market somewhere taking bets on immortality.
  • Contrary to the easy cliché, he's not a rich old guy gunning for immortality.
  • The near immortality of computer software has come as a shock to programmers.
Word Origin and History for immortality

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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