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Definition of Mortality

Mortality

  1. The condition or quality of being mortal; subjection to death or to the necessity of dying.
  2. Human life; the life of a mortal being.
  3. Those who are, or that which is, mortal; the human cace; humanity; human nature.
  4. Death; destruction.
  5. The whole sum or number of deaths in a given time or a given community; also, the proportion of deaths to population, or to a specific number of the population; death rate; as, a time of great, or low, mortality; the mortality among the settlers was alarming.

Mortality Quotations

I had a stick of CareFree gum, but it didn't work. I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble, but as soon as the gum lost its flavor, I was back to pondering my mortality.
Mitch Hedberg

Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.
R. D. Laing

Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children.
Jane Howard

To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt.
Susan Sontag

In reality, we are all travelers - even explorers of mortality.
Thomas S. Monson
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Mortality Translations

mortality in German is Sterblichkeit
mortality in Spanish is mortalidad

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