the quality or state of being immortal
perpetual life after death
The condition of being immortal.
In Greek mythology, Tithonus was granted immortality but not eternal youth.
the quality or state of being immortal; exemption from death and annihilation; unending existance; as, the immortality of the soul
Etymology: [L. immortalitas: cf. F. immortalit.]
exemption from oblivion; perpetuity; as, the immortality of fame
Etymology: [L. immortalitas: cf. F. immortalit.]
Immortality is the ability to live forever, or eternal life. Biological forms have inherent limitations which medical interventions or engineering may or may not be able to overcome. Natural selection has developed potential biological immortality in at least one species, the jellyfish Turritopsis nutricula. Certain scientists, futurists, and philosophers, have theorized about the immortality of the human body, and advocate that human immortality is achievable in the first few decades of the 21st century, while other advocates believe that life extension is a more achievable goal in the short term, with immortality awaiting further research breakthroughs into an indefinite future. Aubrey de Grey, a researcher who has developed a series of biomedical rejuvenation strategies to reverse human aging, believes that his proposed plan for ending aging may be implementable in two or three decades. The absence of aging would provide humans with biological immortality, but not invulnerability to death by physical trauma. What form an unending human life would take, or whether an immaterial soul exists and possesses immortality, has been a major point of focus of religion, as well as the subject of speculation, fantasy, and debate.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the doctrine of the continued existence of the soul of each individual after death, a doctrine the belief of which is, in one form or another, common to most religious systems; even to those which contemplate absorption in the Deity as the final goal of existence, as is evident from the prevalence in them of the doctrine of transmigration or reincarnation.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A reward given to infidels and atheists by a somewhat humorous God, for not groveling before Him and annoying Him with importunities. 2. A system of punishment for suicides, which makes suicide impossible, thereby putting one over on the ingrate who was tired of the gift of life, by compelling him to live forever, willy-nilly. 3. A valueless thing, because unlimited in quantity, which those hotly intent upon achieving will forfeit through the law which provides that that for which we clutch we lose. 4. A condition sought by political officeholders where the incumbent never either dies or resigns. 5. A state of being encouraged by annuitants, and those who live in the Garden of Allah-Money. 6. A flimflam offer by a theologian of inchoate title to improved real estate in the Sky for real estate, rentals and cash on Earth. 7. A doctrine that the rich teach the poor for good and sufficient reasons. 8. Divine Compensation for the starving. 9. A superfluous addition to life; to go on living after one desires and hopes to remain dead.
Indefinite continuation of a person's existence even after death. In other words, it is a never-ending existence, regardless of whether or not the body dies. That is to say, it is the state of being able to live perpetually.
Emeasoba GeorgeSubmitted by emeasoba_g on February 16, 2018
The numerical value of immortality in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of immortality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of immortality in a Sentence
Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Immortality lies not in the things you leave behind, but in the people your life has touched.
The true purpose of education is to cherish and unfold the seed of immortality already sown within us to develop, to their fullest extent, the capacities of every kind with which the God who made us has endowed us.
I feel my immortality over sweep all pains, all tears, all time, all fears, - and peal, like the eternal thunders of the deep, into my ears, this truth, - thou livest forever
It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.
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- immortalitatCatalan, Valencian
- אלמלי, אלמלא, אלמותHebrew
- 永生, 不老不死, 不死, 不朽Japanese
- бессмертие, бессмертностьRussian
- бесмртност, besmrtnostSerbo-Croatian
- hali ya kutokufaSwahili
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