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finitude

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n finitude the quality of being finite
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Finitude Limitation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n finitude The state or mode of being finite; especially, subjection to limitations or conditions; limitation. See finite, 2.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. finire,. See Finish

Usage

In literature:

There is still another direct indication of the finitude of our stellar system upon which we have not touched.
"Side-lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science" by Simon Newcomb
His faith in the good does not fail, but it is the faith of one who confesses to ignorance, and links himself to his finitude.
"Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher" by Henry Jones
And what of the great artists and poets who have conquered the chains of mortal finitude and breathed of higher worlds?
"Rudolph Eucken" by Abel J. Jones
The supposed "metaphysical evil" involved in finitude would then be no evil at all, but the condition of every good.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
No being who was merely finite, could be conscious of its finitude.
"Gloria Crucis addresses delivered in Lichfield Cathedral Holy Week and Good Friday, 1907" by J. H. Beibitz
Indeed this indicates the common element in these four punishments: the endless repetition of the struggle of finitude.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
In reality, perfection is a synonym of finitude.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
Quantity and degree alike imply finitude, and are categories of the finite alone.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
There is no biological completion, no finitude.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
All education desires to free man from his finitude, to make him ethical, to unite him with God.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
It belongs not to his nature as spirit, but to his finitude as man.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Isolation is finitude and limitation, community is freedom and infinity.
"Contemporary Socialism" by John Rae
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In poetry:

A cricket, finitude's incarnate cry,
And the infinite waters with their hushless sigh
Are the two sounds
The night has:
Each in eternal wistfulness abounds.
"Finitude" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Theology differs, but we mesh on truths of human finitude.
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In science:

Xiao, Finitude de l’application canonique des surfaces de type g´en´eral, Boll.
The degree of the generators of the canonical ring of surfaces with p_g=0
Berthelot, Finitude et puret´e cohomologique en cohomologie rigide.
Weights in arithmetic geometry
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