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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Synonyms for immortality


afterlife, beyond, eternity, hereafter

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Examples of immortality in a Sentence

She believed in the immortality of the soul. He found immortality through his films.

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Year Inside, Hour Outside suggests a template for perceived rather than literal immortality. Josh Wilbur, WIRED, "You Could Live Forever With This Sci-Fi Time Hack," 4 June 2019 Surely here is a hero whose immortality was predestined. Tom Nolan, WSJ, "What to Give: Mysteries," 15 Nov. 2018 But it's never been a perfect reflection, and Jim's shattered self suggests that the quest for immortality might ultimately break us. Sandra Upson, WIRED, "Westworld Recap, Season 2 Episode 8: The Great Ghost Nation Mystery," 11 June 2018 Some people even argue that AI will lead, quite literally, to either immortality or the end of the world. Alison Gopnik, WSJ, "What AI Is Still Far From Figuring Out," 20 Mar. 2019 While the real-world immortality lab chugged through hundreds of trials, the simulation lab raced through millions. Sandra Upson, WIRED, "Westworld Recap, Season 2 Episode 10: What Is Real?," 25 June 2018 Neither man seems too consumed by his potential pending immortality. Kevin Acee,, "Bobby Beathard, John Lynch have similarities in their different Hall of Fame prospects," 2 Feb. 2018 In addition to keeping immortality alive in Rosewood and Beacon Heights, Sasha has starred in the recent films The Honor List and Coin Heist. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Meet the Cast of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, the New Murder-Mystery Thriller," 12 Mar. 2019 For years, Akecheta has suffered through a kind of hellish immortality, recalling memories that the people around him can’t hold onto. Scott Meslow, GQ, "Westworld Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: Take My Heart When You Go," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of immortality

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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