deathless

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj deathless never dying "his undying fame"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Deathless Not subject to death, destruction, or extinction; immortal; undying; imperishable; as, deathless beings; deathless fame.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deathless Not subject to death or destruction; immortal: as, deathless beings.
    • deathless Unceasing; unending; perpetual: as, deathless fame.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Deathless never dying: everlasting
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Quotations

  • George Meredith
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    “A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. deáth; Ger. tod. See Dead and Die.

Usage

In literature:

Which accordingly many do, earning deathless war-laurels for the moment; and have done, and will continue doing, in those generations.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
The peaks of those old Adirondacks, their quiet lakes, their massive forests, looked as deathless as time itself.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
And shall no trace within our hearts, no deathless trace remain?
"Heart Utterances at Various Periods of a Chequered Life." by Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney
Death or a deathless fame.
"'Drag' Harlan" by Charles Alden Seltzer
And what seek you here in the kingdom of Koshchei the Deathless?
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
He snuggled more comfortably into his chair and began once more the deathless poem.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
Immortal blooms this hardy blossom, And deathless fruits in a deathless creed.
"Song-waves" by Theodore H. Rand
After all, to make a race deathless, one should be sure it is a perfect race.
"The Coming of the Ice" by G. Peyton Wertenbaker
With all the deathless bards of Greece and Rome, To spend a fortnight at his uncle's home.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810" by Various
Out of the deathless hatred that she bore to the father, she longed to destroy the son, body and soul.
"A Handful of Stars" by Frank W. Boreham
If he withhold still the treasures which he sware to give, he shall never more see the deathless horses.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
May years of high emprise increase thy fame, And with thy death arise a deathless name.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
Gavin had been nurtured on songs and tales of noble deeds and deathless devotion.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
How courtly Suffolk spent his latest day, And dying Raleigh penn'd his deathless lay.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845" by Various
Can there be a deathless something in a worm and not in a human being?
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
At all events they each earned the deathless hatred of the strikers.
"Snow on the Headlight" by Cy Warman
To be immortal means to have a deathless, incorruptible body like unto that of the Son of God.
"Why I Preach the Second Coming" by Isaac Massey Haldeman
Did not Wolfe {32} take equally desperate chances and win deathless renown?
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
When one of these deathless inventions is completed the real hard work begins.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
Then presently Ovid sang the deathless soul and Tibullus gave rendezvous hereafter.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
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In poetry:

Father of every age,
Of every rolling sphere,
Help us to write a deathless page
Of truth, this dawning year!
"Invocation For 1868" by Mary Baker Eddy
Sometimes a narrow shrine, in which
One precious fare
Smiles ever from its guarded niche,
With deathless grace.
"Within" by Susan Coolidge
"Hunger kills me; see my arrow
Bloodless lies: I ask,
If life's doom be grave-pit narrow,
Deathless make its task.
"Mon-Daw-Min" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
By the light that never fadeth,
Underneath eternal skies,
When the dawn of resurrection
Breaks o'er deathless Paradise.
"The Buried Flower" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
The moon’s a piece of winter fair
Renewed the year around,
Behold it, deathless and unstained,
Above the grimy ground!
"What The Snow Man Said" by Vachel Lindsay
'Neath living palimpsests of Pain;
On shards of deathless song;
hi God's magnificent disdain
Of Might enthroned on Wrong;
"A Keynote [Extract]" by Bernard O Dowd

In news:

One Read Book Club, Week One: The Doctor and the Deathless Man.
Twentieth-century Russian history provides a background for Valente's lush reimagining of folkloric villain Koschei the Deathless and his dalliance with Marya Morevna, a clever but troubled young woman.
1 single at Christmas in the UK (a big deal there, as fans of the movie "Love Actually" know) will be a version of Leonard Cohen's deathless "Hallelujah" by a young singer named Alexandra Burke.
A deathless man and a woman who loved tigers star in one of the most highly anticipated books of 2011.
The Girl Next Door begins with the same deathless question that has bedeviled generations of teenagers: how to fill the space allotted to graduating seniors for memories and shout-outs at the back of their yearbook.
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