im·​mor·​tal·​i·​ty | \ ˌi-ˌmȯr-ˈta-lə-tē How to pronounce immortality (audio) \

Definition of immortality

: the quality or state of being immortal:
a : unending existence
b : lasting fame

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Examples of immortality in a Sentence

She believed in the immortality of the soul. He found immortality through his films.
Recent Examples on the Web Through the slow tempo beginning, there are lovely and oblique references to immortality, death and embracing the unknown. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 University of Utah greats Alex Smith and Eric Weddle have a shot at college football immortality. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 June 2022 Some chapters, however, hold up in dramatic ways, and the closing one is particularly strong, with Nussbaum reflecting on how great figures’ last words can live in immortality. Douglas Brinkley, Washington Post, 3 June 2022 Long before the advent of the digital age, information was a vehicle for immortality, the means by which artists and intellectuals attempted to live on after death. Meghan O'gieblyn, Wired, 25 Apr. 2022 The titular shop is actually home to a 500-year-old secret society called the Unbroken Spine, a group that's been working on decoding a book that supposedly holds the secrets to immortality. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 23 Apr. 2022 Jackson will likely become the first Black woman on the Supreme Court and create her own form of immortality. Mike Freeman, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2022 Sometimes, patience is required as the journey to baseball immortality can be a long and arduous process. Wayne G. Mcdonnell, Jr., Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 In addition to money and power the guard will be given perfect health, immortality or anything else for that matter. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 5 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of immortality

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Immortality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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im·​mor·​tal·​i·​ty | \ ˌi-mȯr-ˈta-lə-tē How to pronounce immortality (audio) \

Kids Definition of immortality

1 : the quality or state of living forever : endless life She wished for immortality.
2 : lasting fame or glory

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