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 Strix's powers include immortality, quick healing, and superhuman strength and stamina. Gina Vaynshteyn,, "Birds Of Prey," 10 Feb. 2020 This allows for a certain immortality in this increasing icy world, a formal and more durable version of scratching initials on the bark of a tree. Rick Kogan,, "Check the next Chicago park bench you sit on — it may be in someone’s memory," 14 Oct. 2019 Harry, Ron and Hermione leave Hogwarts behind on a mission to destroy the Horcruxes, the secrets to Voldemort’s power and immortality. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019," 22 Sep. 2019 The bizarre fixation on head transplants has mostly been the stuff of immortality legend, but with this step into the realm of possibility, more mainstream doctors are finally joining the discussion. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Head Transplants Could Definitely Maybe Happen Next Decade," 24 Dec. 2019 The song also elevated Slade to a musical immortality, placing them alongside the few artists to have achieved the ubiquitous, enduring relevance that only a Christmas hit can provide. Rob Picheta, CNN, "Writing a Christmas hit is big business -- but most artists fall short," 20 Dec. 2019 In a trilogy full of meeting scenes, this two-hander was perhaps the most pivotal in all three films and McDiarmid is riveting — plus his interest in immortality could be a clue to the character’s return in The Rise of Skywalker. James Hibberd,, "J.J. Abrams reveals his favorite Star Wars prequels scene," 26 Nov. 2019 Each set of initials scratched on foreign monuments, each photograph or amateurish memoir, Professor Hynes wrote, was like those three words — some G.I.’s impulsive pursuit of immortality in the face of death. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Samuel Hynes, Professor Whose Books Taught Lessons of War, Dies at 95," 18 Oct. 2019 However, two obstacles stood in his way to achieve Blazer immortality. Evan Dudley, al, "Spencer Brown sets UAB’s all-time rushing record in loss at Western Kentucky," 29 Sep. 2019

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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 Feb. 2020.

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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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