[ noun ] the quality or state of being mortal

Used in print

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

He does not mean to say that Adam lost the similitude of God and his immortality through the fall ; for he was created not exactly immortal , nor yet exactly mortal , but capable of immortality as_well_as of mortality .

With this act of disobedience , and not with the inception of his individual existence , man began the downward circuit on the spiral of history , descending from the created capacity for immortality to an inescapable mortality .

In_any_case , though they had been promised immortality if they ate of the tree , they obtained mortality instead .

(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)

Time plays an essential part in our mortality , and suddenly for no reason he could imagine ( or admit ) the image of Peg laughing filled his mind - so desirable , so lusty , so full of nuances of pleasure and joy .

Related terms

immortality impermanence

[ noun ] the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year