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 Horschel took a slip-and-slide trip to blooper-reel immortality in the third round at Augusta National, after playing his second shot on the par-5 13th into the water — a tributary of Rae’s Creek. Tim Reynolds, ajc, "For the 1st time, Japan is home to a leader of the Masters," 11 Apr. 2021 Indeed, because one advantage of divine status is that immortality comes as part of the job, he presumably still is worshipped there. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Prince Philip’s Death and the Last Embers of British Stoicism," 9 Apr. 2021 In just 13 years, comic book superheroes have gone from a risky bet at the box office to pop culture immortality. Rob Wieland, Forbes, "How To Build A Comic Book Universe Without Comic Books," 8 Apr. 2021 Gonzaga is undefeated, immortality over the horizon. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, "How Baylor took apart previously perfect Gonzaga in NCAA championship game," 6 Apr. 2021 Former Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina has achieved basketball immortality in Europe. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, "Spurs could be without Gorgui Dieng for a week," 1 Apr. 2021 Through the Savior’s atonement, resurrection and immortality became a reality for all and eternal life became a possibility for all who would qualify. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Latest from Mormon Land: How COVID may have slowed church growth; remembering Chieko Okazaki," 1 Apr. 2021 Hagler’s immortality is more than the sum of his grievance and resentment. Steve Marantz,, "Marvin Hagler’s legendary career was truly marvelous, indeed," 14 Mar. 2021 And the paper brackets that were once passed around his classroom now chart his path toward coaching immortality. Mike Rodak |, al, "NCAA tournament was once classroom math lesson for Nate Oats," 19 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of immortality

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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14 Apr 2021

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“Immortality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of immortality

: the quality or state of someone or something that will never die or be forgotten : the quality or state of being immortal


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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