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Definition living or existing forever


someone famous throughout history


someone who will never die — such as a mythological god

More rarely, "The Immortals" denotes a military corps of the Persian Empire. The Immortals were so-named because each time a member of the 10,000 man corps was killed or seriously wounded, he was replaced by another man. They are best remembered in western culture for their role in defeating the badly out-numbered Spartans at  the Battle of Thermopylae.
  • Zeus and the other gods were supposed to be immortal.
immortal = to live forever
  • Shakespeare is one of the immortals.
  • immortals = people famous throughout history
  • She believes we have an immortal soul.
  • immortal = lasting forever
  • She sought immortality through her writing.
  • immortality = to live or be famous forever
  • What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
    Albert Pike
  • That lady has achieved true immortality, both in the test-tube and in the hearts and minds of scientists the world over,
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • immortality = eternal life (to live forever)
  • The fame she had described was what all mortals yearn for. It is their only hope of immortality.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • immortality = existing forever
  • Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Party, which is collective and immortal.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • immortal = exists forever
  • If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal, that is your success.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • immortal = enduring forever
  • Yes, with Mozart and the immortals.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • immortals = people of enduring fame
  • It makes you feel immortal.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • immortal = like you will live forever
  • O how the immortal phantoms crowd around me!
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • immortal = lasting forever
  • And because the dead tree was no longer immortal, it was no longer famous, nor was our village.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • immortal = living forever
  • She is not an immortal.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • immortal = someone who lives forever
  • You told me the gods made you immortal only so long as you were needed to train heroes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • immortal = someone who lives forever
  • It must be so; how could the immortal, collective brain be mistaken?
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • immortal = existing forever
  • Immortals do not take sick.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • immortals = gods
  • She is immortal, does she still rule there?
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • immortal = lives forever
  • She fell in love with him and hoped to make him her immortal husband.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • immortal = god
  • Will they ride griffins and all become immortal?
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
immortal = gods

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