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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)
  • 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
  • The party is immortal.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • immortal = exists forever
  • But if he can make complete, utter submission, if he can escape from his identity, if he can merge himself in the Party so that he is the Party, then he is all-powerful and immortal.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • immortal = existing forever
  • The proles were immortal, you could not doubt it when you looked at that valiant figure in the yard. In the end their awakening would come. And until that happened, though it might be a thousand years, they would stay alive against all the odds, like birds, passing on from body to body the vitality which the Party did not share and could not kill.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • immortal = existing forever
  • He stands, as though in physical pain, slowly rising to his feet with a great immortal longing to find his answer.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • immortal = undying
  • ...whether the liquid which it was distilling should be the draught of immortal happiness or misery.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
immortal = eternal

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