Definition of immortality in English:


Line breaks: im¦mor¦tal|ity
Pronunciation: /ɪmɔːˈtalɪti


[mass noun]
1The ability to live forever; eternal life: eating the fruit gave the gods immortality
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  • No one can write a book aspiring to immortality, for it would then court both ridicule and certain mortality.
  • The leaden poems have won him immortality as the world's worst poet and now he is to be cast in bronze.
  • A less driven woman might have been content with such generous helpings of immortality, but she was not that placid woman.
1.1The quality of deserving to be remembered for a long time; timelessness: occasionally a guide book has achieved immortality
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  • The powerlessness of kindness, of senseless kindness, is the secret of its immortality.
  • Chapman believed his actions would help him achieve immortality.
  • Thus, Robert Browning becomes the hero of the romance of immortality.

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